Coolio heads to Sin City in Vegas High!
HBO Max’s upcoming drama, Vegas High has found another cast member. According to Deadline, the rapper, Coolio, is set to join the coming-of-age series in a recurring role.
Vegas High is set in Las Vegas and centers around a teenage girl who finds herself torn between her strong Mormon faith and the world of Vegas. Reagan Rozas, Jordana Spiro, Kyanna Simpson, Josh Andrés Rivera, Emma Meisel, Kevin Rahm, Lexi Simonsen, and Da’Vinchi have already been cast.
The Grammy-winning rapper, Coolio, would be playing a character named Ray. He’s a businessman in Las Vegas and also happens to be the uncle of the character, Olive. Deadline reports this would be Coolio’s first recurring role on television. However, he has had some minor roles or cameos in a handful of movies and is well known for music and producing career.
The show is being written by Sarah-Raquel Jimenez and she also serves as the inspiration for the story. Meanwhile, Gillian Robespierre is set to direct and Michael Showalter’s production company will executive produce the series.
There is currently no premiere date set for the HBO Max series, especially because HBO Max has yet to launch. However, the streaming service has been making steady progress with casting which seems to hint the series could be available close to or onto launch.
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