Drake is finally getting back to his Degrassi High roots, but this time he’s not going to be rolling around a campus in a wheel chair … or at least we don’t think so.
According to Variety, the actor turned rapper has signed on to executive produce a new teen drama at HBO alongside his manager Future The Prince. The show titled “Euphoria” follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.
Zendaya will play the lead role of Rue alongside Maude Apatow as Lexi, Brian “Astro” Bradley as McKay, Angus Cloud as Fezco, Eric Dane as Cal, Alexa Demie as Maddy, Jacob Elordi as Nate, Barbie Ferreira as Kat, Nika King as Leslie, Storm Reid as Gia, Hunter Schafer as Jules and Sydney Sweeney as Cassie.
HBO announced the cast and news that it was ordering the pilot, based on the Israeli series of the same name, back in March, but Drake it seems has been brought in the mix as of late.
The Toronto-bred MC has not acted since his days playing Wheel Chair Jimmy in Degrassi: The Next Generation back in 2009 outside of a cameo appearances in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
This will mark the first TV producing credits for both Drake and Future at HBO. The two also have a deal with Netflix to executive produce the revival of the British series Top Boy slated to premiere in 2019.