Dr. Dre will star in Apple’s first original TV series called ‘Vital Signs’


Dr. Dre Straight Outta Compton

Rumor has it that Apple is putting together original programming content, much like Netflix and Amazon, in lieu of its TV streaming ambitions.

And now those rumors are back, but with a vengeance. According to a report published by The Hollywood Reporter, Apple is indeed moving forward with its first initiative in TV, with a show that’s called Vital Signs. It’s reportedly a “dark, semi-autobiographical” drama, which will star Beats co-founder and legendary artist, Dr. Dre.

This show will apparently not be for the faint-of-heart, though, with a lot of nudity, sex, and adult situations at play:

“While technically a half-hour, the show is not a comedy. Instead, it is described as a dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex. In fact, an episode filming Monday and Tuesday this week featured an extended orgy scene. Sources tell THR naked extras simulated sex in a mansion in the Bird Streets neighborhood of Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills. (Dre’s wife Nicole Threatt Young was on set to witness the shenanigans, one insider says.)”

According to sources who have viewed the scripts, the show will deal with, at least in part, Dr. Dre’s life, and that each episode will focus on a different emotion and how Dr. Dre’s character handles it.

Distribution was brought up in the report, with earlier rumors suggesting that Apple would distribute its content through iTunes. However, sources say that Apple will distribute Vital Signs through Apple Music. It could get released through other avenues, including iTunes, but this appears to be how it will initially see the light of day.

All episodes will be released at one time.

What do you think of the idea?

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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