Apple TV+ delves into famous person Kevin Durant’s basketball youth in Swagger

Isaiah Hill and O’Shea Jackson Jr. in Swagger, premiering globally October 29, 2021 on Apple TV+.
Isaiah Hill and O’Shea Jackson Jr. in Swagger, premiering globally October 29, 2021 on Apple TV+.
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Streaming service Apple TV+ provided a premiere date for its upcoming sports activities drama Swagger, loosely based mostly on famous person NBA basketball participant Kevin Durant’s early years within the sport he finally got here to dominate. It appears into the world of youth basketball and the lives it touches.

Creator and showrunner Reggie Rock Bythewood and producers Brian Grazer and NBA star Kevin Durant are behind the sequence. Apple TV+ commissioned it in 2018.

Swagger: impressed by Durant

Two-time NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant impressed the present, Apple TV+ stated — particularly his experiences rising up taking part in youth basketball.

The sequence explores the group Durant got here out of as a participant, the Novice Athletic Union (AAU). It examines the lives of gamers, households and coaches concerned with this system.

The present stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis and Tessa Ferrer, amongst others.

Jackson performs Ike, a former star participant who coaches youth basketball. Hill performs Jace, an outstanding younger participant on the rise. Shinelle Azoroh (Don’t Let Go) performs Jenna, his mom, who is set to get him to the NBA.

Premiere date and schedule

Apple stated the present will premiere with three episodes airing on October 29. Then the remainder of the 10-episode  season will unfold weekly, airing Friday nights by way of December 17.

Durant himself is a producer on the present, in affiliation with Brian Grazer from Ron Howard’s Think about Tv, CBS Studios and Undisputed Cinema. Bythewood will write and direct.

Swagger joins Apple TV+ slate of authentic exhibits, together with the award-winning hit sports activities comedy Ted Lasso. It broke Apple TV+ viewing information, bringing in additional viewers than another TV sequence or film to this point.

Apple TV+ is out there on the Apple TV app by subscription for $4.99 per thirty days, with a seven-day free trial.

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