Robert Greene’s 1998 bestseller, The 48 Laws of Power, seems to be a favorite within the hip hop community. 50 Cent co-authored The 50th Law with the original book’s author, Robert Greene, in 2009. Now, Drake is trying his hand at adapting the best seller into a TV series.
Quibi, an online streaming platform set to launch on April 6, has named Drake as the executive producer of 48 Hours of Power. Each episode will focus on one of the 48 laws and detail the art of gaining and maintaining power. Drake is even set to direct one of the episodes.
“When Drake and I sat down with Robert Greene, it was incredibly inspiring,” Drake’s co-manager and executive producer, Adel “Future” Nur said to Billboard. He added that “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.”
48 Laws of Power author, Robert Greene, also spoke to Billboard. He stated that “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.” He added that “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.”
This is the third show Drake has produced. His other production credits include HBO’s Euphoria and Netflix’s Top Boy. Both shows have been renewed for second seasons.