Drake is turning a Robert Greene book into a micro-documentary
Drake is looking to break out of music and into the video game, with a new content series based around Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power.
Previously, the artist produced the successful series Euphoria – a coming-of-age tale of a young girl struggling with addiction.
The new business-based series will be broadcast on Quibi, the streaming service created by DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. The platform will focus on short-form videos, that can be watched in just a couple of minutes.
The 48 laws of Power was first published in 1998. It has proven popular among hip-hop creators, Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West have all referred to it in previous tracks. So far, the original book has sold more than two million copies.
In The 48 Laws of Power, Greene examines some of the most powerful people over the past 3,000 years (including Sun Tzu, Louis XIV, and Ninon de Lenclos) to identify his 48 ‘laws’.
Each episode will be dedicated to one of the 48 laws, all of which focus around obtaining – and keeping hold – of power.
Quibi is set to launch early next month in the US. So far, it has commissioned more than 50 series, from the likes of social media stars to proper Hollywood royalty, such as Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg.
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