A new series based on the life of Dr. Dre has been dropped by Apple TV over concerns surrounding the show’s heavy focus on sex, drugs, and violence.
Apple head honcho Tim Cook reportedly grew concerned over the content of the semi-autobiographical drama “Vital Signs”. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cook found the show “too violent” and balked at its inclusion of “characters doing lines of cocaine, an extended orgy in a mansion, and drawn guns.”
Dre’s life has already been dramatized in the music biopic “Straight Outta Compton” in 2015.
There’s currently no word on whether another platform will pick up the series.
Apple has been conservative in its approach to original content, releasing just a handful of shows, including “Carpool Karaoke”.
The company previously replaced the showrunner of a drama series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, reportedly concerned with the creator’s inexperience and the humour in the first scripts. Production on the unnamed series is now delayed due to scheduling conflicts.
In addition to “Vital Signs”, the iPhone maker allegedly refused to back a university-set show inspired by the #MeToo movement.