Dr. Dre has been a name which has been closely associated with Apple over a long time. The man has been one of the key names and the co-founder of Beats, which was taken over by Apple recently. Dre is all set to become an even bigger part of the company as he shoots for what seems to be the first ever Apple Originals show – Vital Signs.
Vital Signs, being directed by Paul Hunter, is a six-episode series, which is a semi-autobiographical account Dr. Dre himself. The series has been written by Hunter who was selected by Dre himself. Each episode shows a different emotion of Dre’s life and how he deals with it.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the show as “while technically a half-hour, the show is not a comedy. Instead, it is described as a dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex”
Dr. Dre has been one of the most recognizable faces and an iconic rapper, however we have rarely seen his acting skills, and the show does offer to be an interesting prospect. It is also expected that this show will release all the six episodes together, like Netflix does with its original programming.
The news regarding Dr. Dre working with Apple TV Originals was first reported by Hollywood Reporter, where the report says that “The series likely will be distributed via Apple Music, the company’s subscription streaming site, but it’s not clear if Apple TV, the iTunes store or other Apple platforms (or even a traditional television distributor) will be involved.”
Apple TV introducing their own original content would help them boos the numbers. In a recent podcast, Apple VP Eddie Cue had said that the company is also working on an Apple TV Remote app, which will be able to perform the same functions as the actual Apple TV remote itself. The company is indeed paying attention to the Apple TV service now, and it is a good time for them to swiftly capture into the TV markets.