Apple orders Magic Johnson docuseries
James R | On 06, Nov 2021
Apple TV+ has ordered a new documentary series that will chronicle the life and career of two-time NBA Hall of Famer and cultural icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
A New Slate Ventures and XTR Production, the four-part docuseries will explore the remarkable accomplishments and global impact of Johnson’s life, both on and off the court. From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan to becoming a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, he changed the conversation around HIV and transcended into a community activist and successful entrepreneur.
Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with Magic, powerhouses from business and politics, and those in his inner circle, the series will offer an unprecedented look at one of sport’s all-time greats.
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) with editor Dirk Westervelt (Ford v Ferrari) and cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Black Panther), the docuseries is produced for Apple by XTR and New Slate Ventures, and produced in association with H.Wood Media and Delirio Films.