The maker of an upcoming TV mini-series about groundbreaking pop music says the show is reconsidering scenes with Dr Luke, the hitmaking producer who Kesha has accused of rape.

The PBS documentary Soundbreaking is being screened this week at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin.

Producer Dr. Luke may be dropped from doco.
Producer Dr. Luke may be dropped from doco.

The eight-part series was the last project of George Martin, the iconic producer who discovered the Beatles and died this month.

The premiere episode includes an interview with Dr Luke, who was born Lukasz Gottwald.

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He has denied Kesha's claims of rape and says she is smearing him to get out of her contract.

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Soundbreaking producer Jeff Dupre told The Associated Press that Dr Luke's involvement in the series is now being revisited.

The show airs in the US in November. Representatives for Dr Luke and PBS didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

- AAP