Common has just inked a two-year first look contract with HBO, Deadline Hollywood has reported.
HBO will receive the rights to projects that Common is working on through his Freedom Road Productions company. Alongside him is his manager/partner Derek Dudley and the head of production Nicole Dow.
Common has his hands heavily in film right now and is also working on a drama for showtime. The show hasn’t been titled yet, but is reportedly set in Chicago and in the early stages of shooting a pilot episode
“We’re showing the world what it is to be a young person growing up in Chicago,” he said of the show, “the good and the tough parts. The humanity.”