Dr. Dre’s tones, not to Apple.
Apple has reportedly passed on a semi-biographical drama, which the legendary hip-hop producer, Dr Dre, more than a year ago as a result of the graphic nature of the show.
The “Vital Signs” screening showed characters snorting cocaine, an orgy scene and guns, The Wall Street Journal reported. People who are familiar with the company, entertainment direction told the newspaper CEO Tim Cook determined it was too violent.
Apple has the green light for a psychological thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan in February, according to Variety. However, Apple executives need the show to make some concessions.
Apple brass wanted crosses removed from the main couple’s house and didn’t want the storyline to veer into something religious, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Producers, agents and writers, told the newspaper that she wasn’t sure where Apple draws the line and, while other networks go the way of produce edgier content with nudity and the law language, Apple seems to go in a different direction.
“I’m not sure myself what they are after,” producer Shawn Ryan told The Wall Street Journal. “I love Zack (Van Amburg) and Jamie (Erlicht), and the confidence in their taste. I think we are all curious what it’s going to be.”
The company stepped reportedly away from a #MeToo-inspired series with Whitney Cummings, while spending top dollar for a series with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.