Dr. Dre is coming straight to your television. Instead of rapping and producing like he did on last year’s Compton, the legendary beatsmith and Beats co-founder will be acting in “Vital Signs,” Apple’s first original scripted series.
“Vital Signs” will be bankrolled by Apple, but no details are available regarding where it will air, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
All of the six 30-minute episodes will be released at the same time a la Netflix and Amazon, and will reportedly focus on an emotion and how Dre, the star of the show, responds to it.
The Good Doc will be joined on the show by actors Sam Rockwell and Mo McRae. Video director Paul Hunter, his Eye Candy Banner company, and producers William Green and Aaron Ginsburg are also tied to the project.
And yes, sex and violence will be part of the series. THR reports that an orgy scene was filmed this week with Dre’s wife Nicole Threatt Young present.
The N.W.A icon, who reportedly pitched the idea to Apple executive Jimmy Iovine, now has the only scripted Apple program, but more could follow. According to the report, the company is open to doing similar projects with other artists who have relationships with the brand. That could include Drake, Future, Pharrell, and DJ Khaled.
Besides dropping Compton last year, Dre also executive produced one of 2015’s biggest blockbusters, Straight Outta Compton. The film, based on N.W.A’s rise, has earned more than $200 million worldwide and is nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars.