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Dr. Dre's semi-autobiographical drama dropped by Apple TV for featuring drugs, sex, and guns

24 September 2018, 17:33 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Dr. Dre's six-part TV series Vital Signs has been cancelled by Apple TV for being "too violent".

Ahead of Apple launching their TV streaming service, CEO Tim Cook has forced the flagship show created by Dr. Dre to be cancelled after being distressed by certain scenes.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the six-part series was cancelled by Cook for being "too violent", as the show features drugs, sex and guns.

The WSJ also reveals that Cook told Dr. Dre's friend, and executive producer Jimmy Iovine, that Apple couldn’t distribute the series.

It appears that Apple are trying to avoid any controversial material. The Telgraph reports that Apple have already set up deals with Sesame Street, Oprah Winfrey and more.

Sam Rockwell, Michael K. Williams, and Ian McShane were due to play different traits of Dr. Dre's personality in Vital Signs.

The news of Dr. Dre's forthcoming show leaked nearly two years ago. They may now be forced to find another streaming service to use.

Jimmy Iovine most recently worked with Dr. Dre on his four-part documentary for Netflix, The Defiant Ones. Dr. Dre was also listed as an executive producer for Eminem's surprise Kamikaze album.
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