Kevin Durant will be the subject of one of Apple’s first series for its new streaming platform. The series, entitled “Swagger”, will focus on the pre-NBA years of Durant’s life, including his family life and time in AAU.
As reported by Variety, Durant will Executive Produce the series with his company Thirty Five Ventures, collaborating with CBS and Imagine Television.
“Swagger” was one of the earlier projects that Apple put into development. The soon-to-be streamer has picked up a number of shows in the interim, and is currently prepping projects like the morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon as well as a reboot of “Amazing Stories.”
Heading the writing, directing, and sharing a role as Executive Producer is Reggie Rock Bythewood. Bythewood recently co-wrote the screenplay for “Notorious”, centering on the life of Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G.
The announcement of the upcoming series comes just two weeks after an argument between Durant and teammate Draymond Green. The incident resulted in Green being suspended and increased suspicion that Durant may leave the Warriors in his upcoming free agency.
Durant is currently in the midst of his 12th NBA season, emerging as an early MVP contender, amassing 30.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game through 25 games.