Apple TV+ has announced the premiere date and released first-look images for the first season of the upcoming drama series, Swagger.
From creator and showrunner Reggie Rock Bythewood, it is produced by NBA superstar Kevin Durant and Imagine's Brian Grazer. The show will premiere on Apple TV+ on Oct. 29, 2021. The 10-episode season will bow with three episodes first, followed by one new episode weekly. Thirty Five Ventures, Imagine Television Studios, CBS Studios and Undisputed Cinema are behihnd the series.
The logline: Inspired by Durant’s experiences, “Swagger" explores 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. Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America.
The new series is led by an ensemble cast 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; 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; 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.
Rich Kleiman, Francie Calfo, Samie Kim Falvey and Samantha Corbin-Miller are also exec producing the series.
Check out the first images below: