Like LeBron James and other professional basketball gamers prior to him, Golden Point out Warriors star Kevin Durant has dunked himself into the waters of movies and Television set. The actor not long ago teamed up with Apple and Picture Television’s Brian Grazer for a scripted drama sequence loosely dependent on his existence, Deadline reports.
The thought for the sequence, Swagger, arrived about after Durant met Grazer, who govt made the sporting activities-centered drama series Friday Evening Lights. Grazer explained to Deadline that he’d been seeking to return to that earth when he took place to fulfill Durant. The two had been both attending The Camp, an once-a-year summertime accumulating hosted by Google that welcomes large hitters from a wide range of fields. (Earlier attendees have incorporated Prince Harry, Rihanna, and George Lucas, in accordance to Forbes.) Grazer and Durant created options to get collectively in Los Angeles, and when they did, they talked about what the basketball star’s childhood was like after scouts and manufacturers started off contacting when he was just 12 decades outdated.
The thought for Swagger — a sequence centering on youthful basketball gamers and their family members — was born out of that discussion.
“He created a gorgeous earth that the Friday Evening Lights essence could inhabit,” Grazer stated, in accordance to Deadline. “It has the exact same things. The fragility of how you had been as a child, and how these youngsters — 12 to thirteen decades outdated — are presented with dollars, true dollars. … It’s a fascinating universe of prospects.”
Friday Evening Lights was football-centric, so Swagger will differ in that respect, but there will be many frequent themes. The sequence will reportedly clearly show the kids’ family members navigating the “youth-sporting activities economic system,” as Deadline puts it. We observed that in Friday Evening Lights during its run from 2006 to 2011, and while the sequence hardly ever was a ratings huge, it did keep a loyal fan adhering to and important acclaim.
Durant and Grazer appear to be like a good in good shape for a partnership with Apple. The corporation is investing greatly in first programming, and has been accomplishing so with the support of significant names. Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, Steven Spielberg, and Dr. Dre are just some of the technologies and entertainment giant’s uber-successful collaborators.
Swagger does not presently have a season buy, but we hope to see it on our screens prior to prolonged.