Apple is getting into the original scripted series game with the help of Beats co-founder and rap legend Dr. Dre.
The 50-year-old mogul is starring in and executive producing the six-episode original dark semi-autobiographical drama series titled “Vital Signs” which Apple is bankrolling and will likely be distributed via the company’s subscription streaming service Apple Music.
Each half-hour episode reportedly focuses on a different emotion and how Dre’s character deals with it. The likes of Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae also star in the project which reportedly has plenty of violence and sex including an extended orgy scene which was shot in the Hollywood Hills just this week.
Veteran music video director Paul Hunter is helming the episodes with the first season to roll out all at once ala Netflix. It’s not clear if Apple TV, the iTunes store or other Apple platforms will be involved.
Source: The Live Feed