|Created by||Reggie Rock Bythewood|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
|Original release||October 29, 2021 –|
Swagger is an American sports drama television series created by Reggie Rock Bythewood. Loosely inspired by the experiences of current NBA player Kevin Durant, the series premiered on October 29, 2021 on Apple TV+.
Swagger has garnered critical acclaim from critics for its writing, acting (primarily Jackson's and Hill's), production values and social commentary.
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.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"NBA"||Reggie Rock Bythewood||Reggie Rock Bythewood||October 29, 2021|
|2||"Haterade"||Alex Hall||Samantha Corbin-Miller||October 29, 2021|
|3||"Mano a Mano"||Alex Hall||Eric Simonson & Héctor Oliveras García||October 29, 2021|
|4||"We Good?"||Rachel Leiterman||Norman Vance, Jr.||November 5, 2021|
|5||"24 Hour Person"||Rachel Leiterman||Katrina O'Gilvie & Steve DiUbaldo||November 12, 2021|
|6||"All on the Line"||Nijla Mu'min||Teleplay by : Nijla Mu'min|
Story by : Nijla Mu'min & Danielle Iman
|November 19, 2021|
|7||"#RADICALS"||Reggie Rock Bythewood||Reggie Rock Bythewood & George Dohrmann||November 25, 2021|
|8||"Still I Rise"||Janice Cooke||Reggie Rock Bythewood||December 3, 2021|
|9||"Follow-Through"||Janice Cooke||Reggie Rock Bythewood||December 10, 2021|
|10||"Florida"||Alex Hall||Reggie Rock Bythewood||December 17, 2021|
Apple began developing the project in February 2018, and it was ordered in December 2018 as a sports drama television series titled Swagger from Kevin Durant and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Bythewood will be the showrunner, writer, director, and executive producer with Durant, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Rich Kleiman, and Samantha Corbin Miller executive producing.
In October 2019, Deadline Hollywood reported that Winston Duke was cast as the lead, but in February 2020, Duke suffered an injury on set and was replaced with O’Shea Jackson Jr. On July 9, 2020, Quvenzhané Wallis joined the series in the role of Crystal, and on January 15, 2021, Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Tristan Mack Wilds, Caleel Harris, Tessa Ferrer, Jason Rivera, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, and James Bingham were all revealed to have been cast.
Alongside the casting of Winston Duke, Deadline Hollywood reported that filming would occur in October 2019. After Duke’s injury in February 2020, filming was delayed due to recasting, and was then delayed even further due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By December 2020, filming restarted in Richmond, Virginia, with filming also taking place in Hopewell, Virginia in March 2021. In April 2021, filming wrapped for the series.
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