Apple TV+ today revealed both a Magic Johnson docuseries and the trailer for Swan Song, coming to theaters and premiering on the streaming service on December 17, 2021.
The documentary series will chronicle the life and career of two-time NBA Hall of Famer and cultural icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
A New Slate Ventures and XTR production, the four-part docuseries will explore the remarkable accomplishments and global impact of Magic Johnson’s life, both on and off the court. From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan to becoming a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, he changed the conversation around HIV and transcended into a community activist and successful entrepreneur.
Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with Magic Johnson, powerhouses from business and politics, and those in his inner circle, the series will offer an unprecedented look at one of sport’s all-time greats.
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) with editor Dirk Westervelt (Ford v. Ferrari) and cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Black Panther), the docuseries is produced for Apple by XTR and New Slate Ventures, and produced in association with H.Wood Media and Delirio Films.
The new series joins a growing lineup of acclaimed and award-winning docuseries and documentaries on Apple TV+. The service’s upcoming documentaries include The Supermodels and Number One on the Call Sheet, from acclaimed storytellers Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan.
Set in the near future, Swan Song is a powerful, emotional journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief.
As Cam grapples with whether or not to alter his family’s fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined. Swan Song explores how far we will go, and how much we’re willing to sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people we love.
The producers include Adam Shulman, Jacob Perlin, Jonathan King, Rebecca Bourke, Mahershala Ali, and Mimi Valdés.
After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut.
To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 155 wins and 541 awards nominations.
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