The new trailer for the second season of Apple TV+’s hit drama Swagger brings viewers back into the world of high school basketball.
Created by Reggie Rock Bythewood and based on NBA star Kevin Durant’s experiences, Swagger take a deep dive into the world of youth basketball and everyone involved, including the players, coaches and families with high aspirations. The show takes a look at what it’s like within the sports world as well as what it’s like growing up in America as a whole. The second season premiere will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival June 17 ahead of its drop on Apple TV+ June 23, with episodes debuting every Friday through Aug. 11.
The second season follows the characters as they enter their final year of high school and face talent scouts, attacks, business deals and more. According to the description:
In Season Two, we meet the man-children Jace, Phil, Nick, Musa, Drew and Royale as they are entering their senior year of high school. All but Phil will be attending Cedar Cove Prep; a predominantly White institution where wealthy board members control the entire operation from the hiring of faculty to the enrollment of students. It is a school of power and influence. For all of their academic success, their basketball program has not been competitive until Emory Lawson, the athletic director, managed to acquire the Swagger players. Almost overnight, Cedar Cove’s basketball program becomes elite, attracting the attention of Alonzo Powers from Gladiator Sneakers. Games are attended by top college scouts from the nation and are live-streamed for thousands of fans. With winning comes scrutiny and the players find themselves under a microscope as they vie for a national high school championship. Everything is going right in the life of Jace Carson and his family. Jenna is renting a house in a residential neighborhood and her cosmetic sales business is booming. Then, a video surfaces that threatens to destroy it all. It is surveillance footage of Coach Warwick, Crystal’s former coach, being beat down in an alley. The attackers are masked but Coach Warwick believes he has found evidence proving the Swagger players were involved. As this speculation reaches the public eye and social media, the bond of brotherhood the players have built is tested. Their once promising futures are in jeopardy.
Swagger stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Tristan Mack Wilds, Caleel Harris, Tessa Ferrer, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, Jason Rivera, Christina Jackson and Sean Baker. Orlando Jones and Shannon Brown join the cast this season.
The series is executive produced by Bythewood, Durant, Brian Grazer and Rich Kleiman, Francie Calfo and Joy Kecken. James Seidman co-executive produces. Imagine Television Studios, Boardroom, CBS Studios and Undisputed Cinema are producers.