Apple TV+ today revealed the trailer for Swagger, the drama inspired by NBA superstar’s Kevin Durant’s experiences in the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.
Revealing what it’s like to grow up in America off the court, the first three episodes of the ten-episode series will debut globally on Friday, October 29, 2021 on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
The series hails from creator and showrunner Reggie Rock Bythewood, who also serves as executive producer alongside NBA superstar Kevin Durant, Brian Grazer and Rich Kleiman.
Swagger is led by an ensemble cast of stars including O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Academy Award-nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Caleel Harris, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, Tessa Ferrer, Tristan Mack Wilds and Jason Rivera.
Jackson stars as Ike, a former star player who’s now a youth basketball coach; Hill stars as Jace Carson, a basketball phenomenon who is one of the top ranked youth basketball players in the country; Azoroh plays Jenna, Jace’s mother who is determined to chart NBA success for her son; and Wallis plays Crystal, a top young basketball player.
Harris plays Musa, the team’s glue and point guard; Bingham plays Drew Murphy, a player from an affluent part of town; Irama plays Phil Marksby, the enforcer for a rival team; and Nzeribe plays Royale, a sub-par player with a wealthy dad.
Also, Ferrer plays Meg Bailey, a former basketball player and coach for a rival team; Wilds plays Alonzo Powers, the grassroots division leader at a major shoe company; and Rivera plays Nick, a player from Puerto Rico with the drive to become the best player in the country.
Swagger is created by Reggie Rock Bythewood, who also writes, directs and serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Kevin Durant, Brian Grazer and Rich Kleiman. The series is produced for Apple by Thirty Five Ventures, Imagine Television Studios, CBS Studios and Undisputed Cinema.
Also serving as executive producers are Samie Kim Falvey, Francie Calfo and Samantha Corbin-Miller.
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