A very-expected 4-aspect docuseries about NBA icon Magic Johnson is coming to Apple Television+.
The streamer gained a intense bidding fight to land the legal rights to the collection, which will trace Earvin’ Magic’ Johnson’s lifestyle on and off the court docket. The venture is helmed by non-fiction studio XTR and A New Slate Ventures, the movie financers at the rear of Lee Daniels’ Golden World-nominated The United States vs. Billie Holiday break.
Frequently thought of the finest level guard of all time, Johnson performed 13 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers and was honored as one particular of the 50 Best Gamers in NBA Record in 1996. Johnson shockingly retired in 1991 soon after saying that he experienced contracted HIV due to the fact his retirement, he has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS avoidance and assisted improve the dialogue all over the ailment.
The collection will doc Johnson’s journey from humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan, to getting to be a 5-time NBA winner and very highly regarded group activist. It will aspect never ever-ahead of-viewed footage, together with interviews from Johnson and figures from the earth of small business, politics, and his interior circle.
Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) is established to immediate the at present untitled collection, with Dirk Westervelt (Ford v. Ferrari) as editor and Rachel Morrison (Black Panther) as cinematographer. XTR and New Slate Ventures will develop in affiliation with H.Wooden Media and Delirio Movies.
This isn’t the only athletics-dependent venture Johnson is functioning on with Apple. The NBA legend has also teamed up with Mandalay Amusement’s Peter Guber and Oscar nominee Ron Shelton (White Adult men Can’t Bounce) to develop a drama collection about Negro League Baseball. Primarily based on a guide by Donald Spivey, the collection will emphasis on one particular of the activity’s biggest pitchers, Leroy “Satchel” Paige.
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