Dr. Dre is a self-made rap industry mogul and one of the pioneering MC's of modern hip-hop. His exploits speak for themselves: He's a founding member of Beats Electronics in addition to the seminal gangster rap quintet N.W.A. , which has enjoyed renewed spotlight since the group's biopic Straight Outta Compton dazzled audiences in the summer of 2015.
But Dre isn't done yet: Per The Hollywood Reporter, we've learned of plans for a scripted-TV series about the rap legend's life, which will apparently depict much of his wild, sex-havin' early days. The show is called Vital Signs and is being financed by Apple—which owns Beats Electronics—and insiders say the series is likely to be distributed by Apple Music and perhaps some of the company's other properties, like Apple TV. Vital Signs will reportedly feature actors Sam Rockwell and Murder in the First's Mo McCrae. And oh yeah, Dre will also co-star in the show; that's kind of a no-brainer.
Vital Signs won't be a comedy, and will allegedly cast a pretty dark mood: THR notes that those familiar with the show described it "as a dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex." In fact, production has already been given the green-light, and crews spent much of Monday and Tuesday this week filming an episode with an extended orgy scene. Sounds awesome!
Vital Signs will be the first scripted-TV series produced, financed and distributed by Apple.