Monday, May 15, 2023

AppleTV+ Announces Premiere Date for Season 2 of 'Swagger'

AppleTV+ has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming second season of its original drama series Swagger.

The 8-episode second season will launch on Friday, June 23 with its first episode. New episodes will then be released weekly every Friday until the season finale on August 11.

In the new season, Jace, Phil, Nick, Musa, Drew and Royale enter their senior year of high school. All but Phil will be attending Cedar Cove Prep; a predominantly White institution where wealthy board members control the entire operation from the hiring of faculty to the enrollment of students. It is a school of power and influence. For all of their academic success, their basketball program has not been competitive until Emory Lawson, the athletic director, managed to acquire the Swagger players. Almost overnight, Cedar Cove's basketball program becomes elite, attracting the attention of Alonzo Powers from Gladiator Sneakers. Games are attended by top college scouts from the nation and are live-streamed for thousands of fans. With winning comes scrutiny and the players find themselves under a microscope as they vie for a national high school championship. Everything is going right in the life of Jace Carson and his family. Jenna is renting a house in a residential neighborhood and her cosmetic sales business is booming. Then, a video surfaces that threatens to destroy it al. It is surveillance footage of Coach Warwick, Crystal's former coach, being beat down in an alley. The attackers are masked but Coach Warwick believes he has found evidence proving the Swagger players were involved. As this speculation reaches the public eye and social media, the bond of brotherhood the players have built is tested. Their once promising futures are in jeopardy.

The drama stars O'Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Quvenzhané Wallis, Tristan Mack Wilds, Caleel Harris, Tessa Ferrer, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, Jason Rivera, Christina Jackson, Sean Baker, Orlando Jones and Shannon Brown.

Reggie Rock Bythewood created the drama. He executive produces with Kevin Durant, Brian Grazer, Rich Kleiman, Francie Calfo and Joy Kecken. CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios, Boardroom and Undisputed Cinema produce.