For the new animated series in development, Death for Hire, Tommy the Animator will be collaborating with NWA’s Ice-T and Arabian Prince. Deadline confirms that the series, which will initially be released as a graphic novel, is in talks with networks and streaming channels. In addition to Ice-T and Arabian Prince, the animated series will feature voice actors such as Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Tracy Morgan, Mike Epps and more.
In the series, “Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T will voice crooked mayor Chuck Davis, while T’s real-life wife Coco will sing his deadly assassin Rhonda Knuckles. Snoop Dogg will take on the role of Pretty Black, who provides Mayor Davis with needed information straight from the underbelly of the series’ fictional setting, Tehk City.
The tantalizing credit list of this new show’s development doesn’t stop there, however. Equally exciting is the report that the series will feature an original score by NWA founder Dr. Dre will contain. This new score will be combined with each connected rap artist adapting their original theme. With all these hip-hop icons combined with writer Gary Phillips, Executive Story Editor on FX’s soon-to-be-completed Snowfall, it’s clear there’s a lot to look forward to.