Dr. Dre to star in Apple’s first original scripted TV series

Dr Dre Vital Signs

Apple is producing its first scripted TV series and it will star Beats founder and rap legend, Dr. Dre.

The series, titled “Vital Signs” will feature six episodes and a plot that The Hollywood Insider called “semi-autobiographical.”

Dr. Dre will also serve as an executive producer on the program.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the series will most likely be distributed via Apple Music, the tech company’s streaming music component. It’s “not clear if Apple TV, the iTunes store or other Apple platforms (or even a traditional television distributor) will be involved,” THR adds.

Dr. Dre and Apple have had a cozy relationship since the rapper sold his Beats by Dre headphone company to the tech giant for $3 billion in 2014.

Analysts have expected for months that Apple would move into the original TV series space.

Apple faces a crowded space that includes traditional providers like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, and newcomers that have dominated the market including Netflix and Hulu.

The new series is likely to be a hit among Dr. Dre’s longtime fans who flocked to see his recently released hit “Straight Outta Compton,” which chronicles the rapper’s life as a member of the early 1990s group N.W.A.