HBO is developing “Thirst,” a Hip Hop vampire drama from Macro Television.
The series, based on an original concept by Kevin Jordan, will tell the story of a brilliant but cocky Atlanta rapper who thinks he’s found his way to stardom when he links up with hip-hop’s hottest group. But he has no idea they are hiding a terrifying secret: They are a family of vampires with roots going back centuries.
Writing team of Leah Benavides Rodriguez and Carlito Rodriguez released the following joint statement:
Music has been integral to both our lives, and ‘Thirst’ is the perfect opportunity to blend genres, while exploring the intersection of fame, culture and what it means to be American. We’re excited to bring it to life with Macro Television Studios and the rest of our dope team, and thrilled it has found its home at HBO.
I’m excited about this project because it’s different and it’s about a rapper from Atlanta.
Who do you think should be cast for the lead role?