Drake to produce ‘The 48 Laws of Power’ series
Canadian rapper-cum-record producer, Drake, will be producing ‘The 48 Laws of Power’, a non-fiction series on New York Times’ best-selling book of the same name.
Ever since Robert Greene’s ‘The 48 Laws of Power’ came to light, the book has sold over 1.2 million copies across the United States alone while being translated into 24 languages.
Drake will produce a series from the book in a newfound partnership with Quibi, a short-form streaming platform started by Jeffrey Katzenberg, former Disney chairman.
The mobile entertainment platform is set to launch on April 6.
The ‘Fear’ crooner is expected to executive produce the series alongside and Adel “Future” Nur, his co-manager, under the moniker Dreamcrew.
“When Drake and I sat down with Robert Greene, it was incredibly inspiring. The laws allow for a wide range of dynamic storytelling, and Quibi allows us to tell these stories in bite-sized chapters similar to the book,” Future told Billboard.
“I have always thought that The 48 Laws of Power would be a perfect fit for a series, bringing to life the timeless Machiavellian game of power as portrayed in the book.
“But it was not until Drake and Future with Anonymous Content approached me with their unique cinematic approach to the laws that I knew I could join forces with them and go all in for a filmed interpretation of my work.”
It is believed that each episode of the show will focus on a different law, as the series is expected to map out the elements of gaining and maintaining a status of power and influence.
It was also gathered that the series will also allow for a “wide range of dynamic storytelling” to allow viewers to digest the content comparably to how readers assimilate the chapters in the book.
“I have always thought that ’48 Laws of Power’ would be a perfect fit for a series, bringing to life the timeless Machiavellian game of power as portrayed in the book,” Forbes quoted Greene as saying.
“It was until Drake and Future with Anonymous Content approached me on their cinematic approach that I knew I could join forces with them for a filmed interpretation of my work.”