Apple’s CEO has reportedly canceled Dr. Dre’s bio-drama series due to mature content.
It was reported that Dr. Dre was in line to produce and star in a new bio-drama series, which will be based on his life.
Unfortunately, according to a Wall Street Journal report, the series was way too violent and contained scenes which included ‘Characters doing lines of cocaine, an extended orgy in a mansion and drawn guns.”
According to the report, it wasn’t necessarily due to mature content but the premise in general.
Considering Apple is a leading tech giant, the backlash from the shows (if they feature possibly offensive content) could translate to a dip in sales. With Cook invested in ensuring Apple’s image as an accessible innovator, Dr. Dre’s show, among others, could be considered a liability (theoretically).
According to the report, additional content was also axed for similar reasons, with one series—a psychological thriller about a “couple who lose a young child”—allegedly being approved after the creators agreed to “eliminate the crucifixes in the couple’s house” (in order to avoid religion-related backlash), and another being dismissed for themes relating to the #MeToo movement.
Apple reportedly still has projects from Chris Evans, Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani in the works.
At the time of this report, Dr. Dre nor Apple have issued a statement addressing the reported cancelation or alteration in content direction.
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