Common Signs Deal With HBO


Common has signed a two-year first-look contract with HBO, reports Deadline Hollywood.

Under the deal, Common will develop and produce projects for the cable network, via his own Freedom Road Productions company.

The Chicago rapper will work with his manager/partner Derek Dudley and head of development and production Nicole Dow.

Additionally, Common is working on a drama for Showtime. Though it's still untitled, it will be set in Chicago and is preparing to shoot a pilot episode.

"We're showing the world what it is to be a young person growing up in Chicago," he said of the program, "the good and the tough parts. The humanity."