Apple TV+ today launched its latest drama series, called Swagger. The show is based on the experiences of NBA player Kevin Durant, and follows the world of youth basketball. Here’s how to watch.
Swagger looks at youth basketball from many angles, revolving around prodigy player Jace Carson (played by Isaiah Hill). O’Shea Jackson Jr stars as Ike, the coach and father figure of the series. O’Shea’s character will likely draw some comparisons to Ted Lasso, the football coach leading Apple TV+’s hit comedy.
Jace faces the rewarding-but-cruel world of youth sports, and exactly how much it takes to fulfill sporting ambitions.
Swagger goes beyond the basketball court, also showing the pressures on players out of the game itself, such as social media cyberbullying, police brutality and family struggles. The impact of COVID-19 also hits halfway through the show’s first season.
Kevin Durant serves as executive producer on the series, with much of the happenings based on his own experiences as player. Early critics reviews describe Swagger as one of the best new shows of 2021.
How to watch Swagger
Swagger is an Apple original series, available exclusively on Apple TV+. Apple TV+ is a streaming subscription service that costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year (a seven-day free trial is available to new members). You can also get Apple TV+ as part of the Apple One bundle.
You can watch Apple TV+ through the Apple TV app. The TV app can be downloaded on many platforms, including the Apple TV set-top box itself, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, and smart TVs.
Unfortunately, there is no Apple TV app for Android or PC, although there is a basic web app available at tv.apple.com.
Swagger release date
Swagger premieres on October 29 with the first three episodes. The remainder of the ten-episode season debuts weekly, every Friday.
- Swagger Episode 1: October 29, 2021
- Swagger Episode 2: October 29, 2021
- Swagger Episode 3: October 29, 2021
- Swagger Episode 4: November 5, 2021
- Swagger Episode 5: November 12, 2021
- Swagger Episode 6: November 19, 2021
- Swagger Episode 7: November 26, 2021
- Swagger Episode 8: December 3, 2021
- Swagger Episode 9: December 10, 2021
- Swagger Episode 10: December 17, 2021
Swagger is included with your Apple TV+ subscription, alongside dozens of other exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies. See our full Apple TV+ Guide for a rundown of everything Apple TV+ has to offer.
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