Dr Dre to star in and produce Apple's first original TV series

'Vital Signs' will debut as a semi-autobiography of Dre's life

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The Independent Online

Dr Dre will star and executive produce Apple's first scripted television show Vital Signs.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that multiple sources confirmed that longtime music video director Paul Hunter will direct the project that serves as a semi-autobiographical portrait of the Compton artist's life. Alongside Dre, Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae will also appear in the series.

Empire co-producer and writer Eric Munic will pen all six-episodes of the series, which will drop simultaneously Netflix-style.

Apple does not currently have a development team but plans on fully financing the show. Sources described the show as a “dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex.” 

In 2014, Dre became an executive at Apple when the firm purchased his Beats headphone and music service for $3 million. Dre currently hosts the Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy" for the service.