“Swagger,” Apple TV+’s series inspired by the real life story of NBA superstar Kevin Durant is debuting October 29, 2021. Written, directed and executive produced by veteran writer and producer Reggie “Rock” Bythewood (Dancing in September, 30 for 30, Beyond the Lights, Gun Hill), Swagger follows the life of a 14-year-old basketball phenom with his eyes on the prize — the NBA.
Executive produced by Durant, the series stars O’Shea Jackson (Straight Outta Compton, Just Mercy) Isaiah Hill, Tristan Mack Wilds (The Wire, Shots Fired, The Breaks, 90210), Academy-award nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie, Trolls, Black-ish) and introduces Isaiah R. Hill who stars as Jace, the basketball phenom focused on getting out of the ghetto and into the NBA.
Filmed in Richmond, VA, the series takes a hard look at what it takes to make it to the NBA when the chips are stacked against you.
Check out the trailer below:
Set a reminder to watch the series debut October 29, 2021 on Apple TV+.
This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.