Kevin Durant’s New Show, Swagger: Everything You Need to Know

Published 09/10/2021, 11:15 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Semifinal – United States v Australia – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – August 5, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States celebrates on the bench after his team scores a basket REUTERS/Brian Snyder


At 32 years of age, Brooklyn Nets icon Kevin Durant is already one of the best NBA players of all time. The forward has won two NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors and is currently with the Nets to chase his third title. However, this offseason seems to have been busy for Durant, who is soon going to be releasing his new TV show – Swagger.

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A new series, Durant’s new project is an exciting treat for fans. This is not the first time Durant has chosen to make or produce something, as he is always excited to invest in and try something new. Swagger is a completely new initiative from Durant, who announced the same on social media.

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Let’s take a closer look at the TV show and its details.

What is Swagger, and when will it premiere?

“#Swagger officially premieres on Oct 29th on Apple TV+,” Durant wrote. “my and @richkleiman’s vision finally comes to life with an incredible cast. Trailer coming soon…”. Just from Durant’s informative tweet, we can conclude that the show will release next month on the 29th. The trailer is about to drop soon, and will be streamed on Apple TV+, accessible to those who have a subscription. 

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Additionally, it is a joint venture of Durant’s along with his longtime manager Rich Kleiman. The Nets star also shared a poster of sorts, the character on the court wearing a No. 25 blue-colored jersey. Apparently loosely based on Durant’s life, Swagger immediately drew in a positive response from the fans.
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Kevin Durant of USA is seen during a basketball match between USA and Spain at Saitama Super Arena on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on August 03, 2021. (Photo by Elif Ozturk Ozgoncu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Who will produce ‘Swagger’?

The first season of the series will have 10 episodes, only three of them releasing on October 29. The remaining episodes will be released one at a time till December 17th. It is created by Reggie Rock Bythewood, also working as the writer and director. Durant and Brian Grazer will be executive producers. The show, produced by Thirty Five Ventures, Imagine Television Studios, CBS Studios, and Undisputed Cinema, will focus on the younger generation playing basketball.

Not only does it explore the world of a young guy looking to play, but it will also deal with the relationships one faces while doing so.

Who is on the cast of the show?

O’Shea Jackson Jr. will be joining the cast as a retired star player who now coaches basketball. Jace Carson – the top-ranked and rising star in the show – will be played by Isaiah Hill. Quvenzhané Wallis will play basketball player Crystal, James Bingham will play Drew Murphy while Tessa Ferrer will be Bailer, another retired star and the rival team’s coach. Shinelle Azoroh, Caleel Harris, Solomon Irima, Ozie Nzeribe, Jason Rivera, and Tristan Mack are other cast members.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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