Apple Sets Premiere Date for Sports Drama ‘Swagger’ Inspired by Kevin Durant’s Life

Swagger from creator and showrunner Reggie Rock Bythewood, NBA superstar Kevin Durant and Brian Grazer (Credit: Apple)

The upcoming Apple TV+ sports drama Swagger is ready to hit the court.

Apple made the announcement Friday, saying the first season of the long-anticipated series will premiere globally on Oct. 29.

The show stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Shinelle Azoroh, Tessa Ferrer, Caleel Harris, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe and Tristan Mack Wilds.

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It explores the world of youth basketball — including the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams, opportunism and corruption, and is inspired by the life of NBA superstar Kevin Durant.

The drama comes from creator Reggie Rock Bythewood, Oscar winner Brian Grazer, and Durant.

Bythewood writes, directs and serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Durant and Grazer. Also serving as executive producers are Rich Kleiman, Samie Kim Falvey, Francie Calfo and Samantha Corbin-Miller.

Here’s the official description: “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; Ferrer plays Meg Bailey, a former basketball player and coach for a rival team; 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; Nzeribe plays Royale, a sub-par player with a wealthy dad; and Wilds plays Alonzo Powers, the grassroots division leader at a major shoe company.”

The 10-episode series is produced for Apple by Thirty Five Ventures, Imagine Television Studios, CBS Studios and Undisputed Cinema.

After the first three episodes of Swagger drop on Friday, Oct. 29, they’ll be followed by one new episode every Friday through Dec. 17.