Drake is continuing to add to his resume. On Tuesday, June 4, Showtime announced that Drake will be the executive producer of an upcoming show titled “Ready for War.” The show is a docuseries will take a close look at the “cause and effect of deporting U.S. military veterans and their forced recruitment by Mexican drug cartels,” according to Deadline.
From the report:
Ready for War examines the cause and effect of deporting U.S. military veterans and their forced recruitment by Mexican drug cartels. It is produced by Cedar Park, Kerstin Emhoff and Candice Dragonas’ Prettybird and Drake and Adel Nur’s Dreamcrew. The premium cable network has acquired worldwide rights via Showtime Documentary Films.
Created by director Andrew Renzi and Nick Boak, Ready for War explores the issues of post-military service, including PTSD, drug abuse and crime convictions for combat veterans, as well as the larger ramifications for immigrant soldiers. The series details the differences native-born U.S. and immigrant soldiers face when convicted of a crime — and the fight for the majority of immigrant soldiers who are sent to Mexico as they attempt to get back home. While some are successful, others succumb to violent threats of drug cartels.
The news comes following an announcement that Drake will be working on a series for HBO titled Euphoria, which features fellow recording artist Zendaya.
Ayer, Long, Renzi, Boak, Drake’s manager Adel “Future” Nur, Emhoff, Dragonas and Tara Long, Showtime’s Vinnie Malhotra, Anthony Gonzales and Jason Shrier will all serve as producers for the upcoming docuseries.
At the time of this writing, there is no scheduled release date. The HBO series Euphoria, meanwhile, will be releasing this summer on June 16. The series will focus on “a group of high school students try to discover their own identities while dealing with drugs, trauma, love, and social media.”