Apple has released the trailer for its upcoming four-part documentary series 'They Call Me Magic', which slam dunks its way to TV+ on Friday April 22nd. The series takes a look into the life and career of Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, often regarded as the greatest point guard of all time.
Set to 'Apache' by The Sugarhill Gang, the action-packed trailer teases an in-depth look at the superstar, the likes of which we've never seen before. Johnson, who left his mark on history through his work — both on and off the basketball court, will tell his story both on and off the court. The series features intimate, never-before-seen interviews with Magic, his family, and a lineup including Cookie Johnson, EJ Johnson, Larry Bird, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neil, Barack Obama, Fred Stabley Jr., Dwayne Wade, Jerry West, Michael Wilbon and more.
With unprecedented access, the docuseries explores Magic’s remarkable journey from being the face of the Los Angeles Lakers and cementing himself as an all-time NBA legend, to changing the conversation around HIV, and transforming into a successful entrepreneur and community activist. From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan to becoming the global force he is today, 'They Call Me Magic' charts the cinematic life of one of the biggest icons of our era.
Fun Fact: 'Magic' was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
James has been a fan of Apple for as long as he can remember. He is a film & TV obsessive and has also written for several publications such as BBC Good Food Magazine. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and can usually be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching Apple TV+ and talking about it with anyone who will listen.