Ready for War, a four-part docuseries focused on the hurdles many immigrant soldiers in the U.S. face, has been picked up by Showtime. The series is executive produced by Drake and Future the Prince, among others, and notably marks the Dream Crew duo's latest venture into television.
Per a Deadline exclusive out Tuesday, the show will take a close look at the "cause and effect of deporting U.S. military veterans and their forced recruitment by Mexican drug cartels." Andrew Renzi and Nick Boak co-created Ready for War, which will touch on other issues related to military life including PTSD and substance abuse. Additionally, the series will feature interviews with politicians, journalists, and more on the unsettling topic of deporting these veterans. Anthony Gonzalez and Jason Shrier are also aboard as producers.
Previously, Drake and Future the Prince had a hand in HBO's Euphoria starring Zendaya. As Drake himself announced back in April, the series—an American rendition of the Israeli series of the same name—premieres later this month.
"People keep seeing the trailers and all the stuff for the show, and they're like, 'What is this show about?'" Zendaya, who plays recovering addict Rue Bennett in the series, told Entertainment Weekly in a behind-the-scenes feature in May. "I just say, 'It's about life.'"
Musically, Drake is among the top nominees at this month's BET Awards in Los Angeles. Drake was ultimately bested by Cardi B, who bagged seven nominations against the 6 God's five. The winners will be revealed during a ceremony at the Microsoft Theater June 23.