Swagger: Apple TV + releases the trailer for the second season
Apple TV+ today released the trailer for the second season of “swagger”, the acclaimed and exciting sports series directed by the creator, showrunner and director Reggie Rock Bythewood. The series Apple Original will debut with the first episode on Friday, June 23, followed by a new weekly episode every Friday through August 11.
Inspired by the life of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, “swagger” explores the world of youth basketball and the stories of players, their families and coaches, poised between dreams and ambitions on the one hand and opportunism and corruption on the other. Also showing what happens off the playing field, the series offers an insight into what it’s like to grow up in the United States. The first season of “Swagger” is already available on Apple TV+.
Selected for the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, “Swagger” Season 2 will premiere at the festival on Saturday, June 17 with Bythewood and cast in attendance. The series is one of ten TV premieres scheduled for this year’s festival, known for its diversity narratives.
In Season 2, we meet young Jace, Phil, Nick, Musa, Drew and Royale as they begin their senior year of high school. All but Phil attend Cedar Cove Prep: a predominantly white institution where wealthy board members control everything from hiring faculty to enrolling students. It is a school of power and influence. But despite the academic success, the basketball program was not competitive until Emory Lawson, the athletic director, failed to acquire Swagger players. Almost overnight, Cedar Cove’s basketball program becomes elite, catching the attention of Gladiator Sneakers’ Alonzo Powers. The games are covered by the best college scouts in the nation and are live streamed for thousands of fans. With victories come scrutiny, and players find themselves under scrutiny as they race to the top of the national high school championship. Everything is going well in the life of Jace Carson and his family. Jenna lives in a residential neighborhood and her cosmetics business is booming. Until she pops a video that threatens to destroy everything. It’s surveillance footage of Coach Warwick, Crystal’s former coach, being beaten in an alley. The attackers are masked but manager Warwick is convinced he has evidence proving Swagger’s players were involved. As this speculation reaches public opinion and social media, the sibling bond players have built is being tested. Their once-promising future is in jeopardy.
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 reprise their roles for season two, alongside new additions Orlando Jones and Shannon Brown.
The executive producers of “Swagger” are Bythewood, Kevin Durant, Brian Grazer and Rich Kleiman. The series is produced for Apple TV+ from Imagine Television Studios, Boardroom, CBS Studios and Undisputed Cinema. Francie Calfo and Joy Kecken are also executive producers. James Seidman is co-executive producer.