Apple TV+ today announced that it has picked up a new docuseries centering on the life and career of NBA icon Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. A release date for the four-part series has not yet been finalized.

As part of a continuing expansion of sports-related content for the service, the new series pickup hails from New Slate Ventures and XTR Production.

It will explore Johnson’s life and accomplishments using never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with Johnson himself.

Earlier this week, Apple signed a deal with the production company of former ESPN president John Skipper in order to secure more unscripted sports documentaries for its content pipeline. The service is also currently airing the fictional NBA series ‘Swagger’, executive produced by Kevin Durant.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author