Dr. Dre has officially signed on to star in Apple’s first original series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series, entitled Vital Signs, is reportedly a semi-autobiographical drama series that follows Dre’s character through his responses to “different emotions.” Paul Hunter, the legendary music video director behind classic videos from Puff Daddy and Gwen Stefani, has been set to direct the series’ six-episode debut season.
Billed as a “dark drama,’ Vital Signs will reportedly show no shyness with regards to violence and nudity. In fact, THR confirms that at least one “extended orgy scene” has already been filmed inside a mansion in the Hollywood Hills earlier this week. Dre, who is obviously a pretty big Apple guy, will also serve as an executive producer on the potentially game-changing project.
Though no release date has been announced, the series will “likely” debut via the tech gods’ recently launched Apple Music service. Additionally, for all the binge enthusiasts out there, each season of Vital Signs will be released all at once to ensure immediate consumption. With Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, and even YouTube already churning out some consistently top-shelf original content, will the world make room for one more creative voice? Of course!
May the Golden Age of Television continue indefinitely.