Apple’s First Scripted Series will Star Dr. Dre

| Rumor

Apple is pushing forward with its first scripted series with a show called Vital Signs starring and produced by Dr. Dre. Citing unnamed sources, The Hollywood Report reported that Vital Signs will be a semi-autobiographical vehicle for the rap mogul-turned-tech executive. Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae will also be involved.

Apple TV with Dr. Dre

Perhaps even more interesting is that Vital Signs will be distributed through Apple Music, and it's not yet clear if Apple TV will be involved. It's a good assumption, however, that the show is being conceived to promote both Apple Music and Apple TV.

The series will be comprised of just six episodes, with "each episode focusing on a different emotion and how Dre’s character deals with it." Those episodes will be just 30 minutes long, but are expected to be dark, violent, and filled with sex. According to the report, "an episode filming Monday and Tuesday this week featured an extended orgy scene."

So there's that.

Apple has long been rumored to be interested in producing original programming to jump-start the subscription TV service the company has had in development for years. The Hollywood Reporter said that Vital Signs is the only show officially in the works so far, and that it was pitched by Dr. Dre to Jimmy Iovine, his cofounder of Beats Electronics and a fellow Apple employee.

Original programming has done wonders for Netflix and Amazon, and like Netflix, Apple will reportedly release all six episodes of Vital Signs at the same time for some mini-binge watching.

Image made with help from Shutterstock and Dr. Dre.

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BurmaYank

’... six episodes, with “each episode focusing on a different emotion and how Dre’s character deals with it.” Those episodes will be just 30 minutes long, but are expected to be dark, violent, and filled with sex. According to the report, “an episode filming Monday and Tuesday this week featured an extended orgy scene.”’


IMHO, pushing sex & violence to launch Apple’s long-awaited subscription TV service for AppleMusic/AppleTV might prove to be putting Apple on a nasty slippery-slope with much slimier tough competitors, & if Apple DOES succeed in “King-Rat"ing its head above that competition. it would be a pyrrhic victory if the name of Apple then became slimed with the notoriety of that genre it was now pushing.

Jamie

Ugh. No thanks, I’ll pass.

CudaBoy

NOBODY, yet NOBODY would watch a Dr. Dré piece of crap show no matter what so of COURSE Apple has to slink to slimy sex and violence ads to promote their production. Pretty par for the course in general, but Apple???? I’m half kidding. But, uhhhhh am I wrong if I say the partnership with Dré so far has been nothing but BAD for Apple? The [expletive deleted] Beats headphones that cost twice as much as REAL headphones like Koss and Sennheiser; the absolute loser quagmire of Beats/ iTunes? And now this????
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Next, the Korean AKB48 Apple Headphones!!!

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