“Swagger” has bid adieu to Apple TV+ after an exhilarating run of two seasons, revealed series creator Reggie Rock Bythewood via Instagram. Bythewood expressed gratitude for the remarkable journey, acknowledging the profound impact of the series in its tenure. “What an amazing adventure,” he penned. “In our two seasons, we have launched careers, disrupted genre, brought forth humanity through our characters, told stories we care deeply about, revolutionized the way to shoot basketball and had fun.”
The series, inspired by the life of NBA luminary Kevin Durant, served as a window into the world of youth basketball. It delved into the lives of players, their families, and coaches, navigating the intricate balance between aspirations, ambitions, opportunism, and corruption. “Swagger” offered an exploration of American upbringing and the complexities of dreams in the backdrop of basketball.
Despite the journey culminating at the end of Season 2, Bythewood expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the creative team, acknowledging their contribution to the series. He extended his appreciation to Apple for providing the platform to create the show he envisioned. “Apple, while you are not ordering a season three, I made the show I wanted to make. Thank you for that,” he emphasized.
Bythewood concluded his message with heartfelt gratitude to the loyal FAMbase for their unwavering support and encouragement. He also urged the industry to persist in telling diverse stories that resonate deeply within communities.
The cast of “Swagger” featured stellar talents such as O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Christina Jackson, Quvenzhané Wallis, Caleel Harris, Tristan Mack Wilds, Orlando Jones, Tessa Ferrer, and Jason Rivera. Behind the scenes, the series was helmed by an executive team including Durant, Brian Grazer, Rich Kleiman, Francie Calfo, and Joy Kecken. The production was a collaborative effort between Boardroom, Imagine Television Studios, CBS Studios, and Undisputed Cinema.