Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is working on a series for HBO, tentatively titled Scar Tissue, that is based on his unconventional, rock 'n' roll childhood, according to Variety.
Kiedis has partnered with Catapult 360 partners Marc Abrams and Michael Benson to create the series.
Abrams and Benson are scouting for a writer to pen the script, which will center on Kiedis' relationship with his father, Spider, who sold drugs and mingled with rock stars on the Sunset Strip, all while aspiring to get into showbiz.
The show will begin with young Kiedis moving from Grand Rapids, Mich., to West Hollywood to live with his dad. But Kiedis' father, having been raised in a tyrannical household, decided to go to the other extreme.
The show will also center on West Hollywood and Los Angeles in the early 1970s, including the rock stars encountered by Kiedis and his father (who, according to lore, was a drug dealer for the Who and Led Zeppelin, among others).
Kiedis plans to be heavily involved in the project and is regularly corresponding with his father, who now lives in Portland, to record memories of their life 30 years ago on Palm Avenue in West Hollywood.
"I love mulling over all this raw material," he said. "(My father's) into it too. He sees it as our last great hurrah. For us to be reconnecting to construct these memories -- the women and the rock bands and the doormen of these clubs -- is exciting."
Kiedis also is mulling the possibility of narrating the show (which is being developed as an hourlong drama with comedic elements) and even making cameos from time to time.