First ‘They Name Me Magic’ Apple TV+ trailer teases the basketball star documentary

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Apple has launched the primary trailer for “They Name Me Magic,” an Apple TV+ documentary in regards to the life and profession of famed basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Revealed to YouTube on Saturday, the first look on the four-part documentary reveals the miniseries will cowl Johnson’s basketball profession and past. Ranging from the place his “Magic” identify got here from, the documentary will cowl his on-court actions, his departure, and shift in direction of entrepreneurship and group activism.

The documentary mixes collectively footage all through his life with interviews from a protracted checklist of main names. Together with sports activities stars Shaquille O’Neil and Michael Jordan, different personalities embody film star Samuel L. Jackson, musical artists LL Cool J and Snoop Dogg, former President Barack Obama, and others, in addition to Johnson himself.

Directed by Rick Famuyiwa accompanied by editor Dirk Westervelt and cinematographer Rachel Morrison, the docuseries is produced for Apple by XTR and New Slate Ventures, in affiliation with H. Wooden Media and Delirio Movies.

“They Name Me Magic” will premiere on Apple TV+ on April 22.


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