Straight Outta Apple: Dr. Dre to star in Apple original show

AP Images/Invision via The Hollywood Reporter

AP Images/Invision via The Hollywood Reporter

Apple is staying close to home for actors in its first original TV content, with an upcoming show called "Vital Signs" that will most likely be available to subscribers to Apple Music.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that the six-episode production will star Apple employee Dr. Dre, who will also be executive producer for the show. It's not known at this time if the show will be available through other avenues like iTunes. Apple followed a similar path with Taylor Swift's "1989 World Tour" concert video, which was available only to Apple Music subscribers.

Adults probably won't want their kids to watch "Vital Signs". Hollywood Reporter's sources said it is a "dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex" and filming this week included an "extended orgy scene." Each episode will be just 30 minutes long.

Dr. Dre has more Hollywood credibility than most people think; he had a part in "Straight Outta Compton", a film that opened with a $60.2 million weekend in the US last August, and the script for that film has been nominated for an Academy Award.