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Apple filming original ‘dark drama’ television series featuring Dr. Dre

Apple is forging ahead with plans for unveiling its own original, exclusive television programming, and is in fact already getting ready to announced its first television show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which will reportedly be titled Vital Signs, is described as a “dark semi-autobiographical drama” featuring Beats co-founder and rap legend Dr. Dre, who now works in the upper echelons of Apple. Multiple sources are said to have confirmed that Dre will be both starring in and executive producing the six-episode vehicle, with the production funded by Apple.

It’s not clear exactly how the series will be distributed, although the report speculates it will in the very least be available somehow via Apple Music. Sources who have seen descriptions of the show note that each episode will focus on a different emotion and how Dre’s character deals with it, and also add that Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae will also be cast in the show. The show is described by sources as a “dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex” and an episode that was filmed this week apparently featured an extended orgy scene. Apple is expected to release the first season all at once, similar to how Netflix has debuted its original programming, and is reportedly “very bullish” on the project.

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