God’s plan… is that you watch more HBO.
Drake, the Champagne Papi himself, the Scorpion King of summer, the man who accidentally got people leaping out of moving vehicles for viral fame, is about to add another title to his illustrious, chart-topping career: producer of a new, intriguing HBO show.
According to Deadline, the rapper has signed on as a producer for Euphoria, a forthcoming teen drama starring Zendaya and adapted from an Israeli series of the same name. Written by Sam Levinson (who also wrote HBO’s Bernie Madoff true-crime film The Wizard of Lies), Euphoria ‘follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.’ Joining Drake as a producer is Future the Prince.
Granted, a ‘producer’ credit on a television show can mean anything, but compare the Euphoria synopsis to the one published on the Degrassi Wikipedia page: “the series follows an ensemble cast of students at the fictional Degrassi Community School who face various challenges often seen as taboo such as sex, teen pregnancy, bullying, date rape, drug abuse, body image, homosexuality, domestic violence, gang violence, self-injury, suicide, abortion, mental disorders, death, and many other issues.”
Furthermore, as we all know, Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham got his start on Degrassi, and what’s more, staged a reunion for his ‘‘I’m Upset’ music video. This can only mean one thing. We’ve reached the Drake endgame, a world where he has unmitigated power to do the one thing that he has always wanted: to reboot Degrassi, in his capable hands.