According to the Hollywood Reporter, Apple is finally getting into the original TV game, and the Beats co-founder is set to star in a series titled Vital Signs. Sources told the Hollywood Reporter that earlier this week, an “extended orgy scene” was filmed for the series in the Hollywood Hills, and that it’s described as “semi-autobiographical” and a “dark drama.” Let’s hope it’s not a retread of True Detective season 2.
Paul Hunter, who’s directed music videos for Aaliyah, Marilyn Manson, and Ice Cube, is set to direct. It’s not clear if there’s a studio attached, as reports say this was Dr. Dre’s idea and pitch. If this six-episode series is a success, it could potentially clear the way for more original content featuring Apple Music artists. (Maybe a sitcom featuring Drake?)
Dr. Dre and Apple have not commented on the project.