Dr. Dre Is Making a Semi-Autobiographical TV Show for Apple
Published Feb 12, 2016The life and times of Dr. Dre were partially explored in last year's Straight Outta Compton, but now the hip-hop legend is offering up more of his story with a brand new, scripted drama series. The show also marks the first original program from Apple.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is a dark, semi-autobiographical drama called Vital Signs. Though neither Apple nor Dre has confirmed the news, the show is said to be made up of six episodes, and it's being bankrolled by Apple. It's unclear if Apple will deliver it via Apple Music or Apple TV.
Vital Signs supposedly focuses on one different emotion per episode, showcasing how Dre handles it. It's said to co-star Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae, and the final result has been described as a dark drama despite its comedy-friendly 30-minute runtime. This week, a huge orgy scene was shot for the show in the Hollywood Hills.
Music video veteran Paul Hunter is filming the show, and all six episodes are expected to land at once.
Stay tuned for more info on Vital Signs as it becomes available.