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When Snoop Dogg first gained attention in the rap world back in the ‘90s, who would’ve thought he’d expand beyond the music and become a multi-hyphenate? He’s a rapper, brand owner, chef, football coach, DJ, investor, actor, and of course, cannabis connoisseur.
While Snoop continues to tour and make music, he’s heavily involved in television and film. And now he’s getting ready to drop another TV project like it’s hot.
Snoop Dogg is producing a detective series
According to The Wrap, Snoop’s Snoopadelic Films arm is producing a TV show adapted from a book series inspired by Sherlock Holmes. His company is partnering with Alcon Television and Atlas Entertainment to bring the character Isaiah Quintabe of the IQ crime novels to the small screen.
No network is confirmed yet but Deon Taylor has been chosen as the director and the series has a heavy team of executive producers on deck in addition to Snoop.
What is the book series about?
Written by Joe Ide, the four novels follow Isaiah Quintabe – a.k.a. IQ – a private detective from East Long Beach who frequently takes on cases that the Los Angeles P.D. does not want.
With his streetwise partner and former Crip Juanell Dodson by his side, IQ isn’t afraid to go up against gangsters and other criminals to solve cases.
The first book, IQ, introduces readers to the protagonist, Isaiah, a young man who was orphaned as a child but is super intelligent and “unassuming.” He takes on clients and charges them on a sliding scale according to their income, but his first high profile case is a rapper.
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