BGN interviews the cast and crew of the Apple TV+ series Swagger.
Featuring interviews with: O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ike), Quvenzhané Wallis (Crystal), Tristan Mack Wilds (Alonzo), Shinelle Azoroh (Jenna), and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Director).
Inspired by Kevin Durant’s experiences, Swagger explores the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families, and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America.
Jackson stars as Ike, a former star player who’s now a youth basketball coach; Hill stars as Jace Carson, a basketball phenomenon who is one of the top-ranked youth basketball players in the country; Azoroh plays Jenna, Jace’s mother who is determined to chart NBA success for her son; Wallis plays Crystal, a top young basketball player; Harris plays Musa, the team’s glue and point guard; Bingham plays Drew Murphy, a player from an affluent part of town; Irama plays Phil Marksby, the enforcer for a rival team; Nzeribe plays Royale, a sub-par player with a wealthy dad; Ferrer plays Meg Bailey, a former basketball player and coach for a rival team; Wilds plays Alonzo Powers, the grassroots division leader at a major shoe company; and Rivera plays Nick, a player from Puerto Rico with the drive to become the best player in the country.
The ten-episode first season of the highly-anticipated drama series, Swagger will premiere globally on October 29, 2021 with the first three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday thereafter through December 17, 2021.
Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf
Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax