Swagger is an Apple TV+ drama series. The Sports drama is loosely inspired by the life of NBA player Kevin Durant’s experiences as he aims to enter the world of basketball. The series will try to explore the world of youth basketball from both a collective and an individual perspective, both on and off the court. The series will also tackle issues like the ambitions and dreams of aspiring professional players and their relationship with their coaches, their families, and the society they grew up in. Swagger is currently airing its second season and if you like it so far here are some shows you could watch after Season 2 while waiting for Season 3.
All American (Netflix)
Synopsis: Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he must seize. Spencer navigates two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, he struggles to find his footing. The series is Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger.
All American: Homecoming (Netflix)
Synopsis: All American: Homecoming is a young adult sports drama set against the backdrop of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) experience. From the executive producers of ALL AMERICAN, the show follows a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills and an elite baseball player from Chicago as they contend with the high stakes of college sports, while also navigating the highs, lows, and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood at a prestigious HBCU.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (Max)
Synopsis: Based on the book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s” by Jeff Pearlman, and renewed for a second season on HBO and HBO Max, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty: The Complete First Season is a fast-break series that chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.
Synopsis: The sun-soaked world of a group of past and present football players in and around Miami, FL is the setting for this comedy series starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Created by Steve Levinson (“Entourage,” “Boardwalk Empire”) and featuring cameos from sports stars and journalists, the show follows various players as they navigate life off the field. Leading the pack is Spencer (Johnson), a retired superstar who is trying to find a foothold as a financial manager to current players. Within his inner circle are talented but volatile wide receiver Ricky (John David Washington); Charles (Omar Miller), a reluctantly retired lineman struggling to adjust to life after the game; and rookie sensation Vernon (Donovan Carter), who lands himself in hot financial water. Troy Garity co-stars as a top-tier sports agent and Rob Corddry as Spencer’s larger-than-life boss.
Friday Night Lights (Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu & Peacock)
Synopsis: A small Texas town has high expectations for its top-ranked football team. Expanding on the hit feature film “Friday Night Lights,” this poignant series centers on the small rural town of Dillon, Texas, where the coveted state football championship rings are held in the highest regard.
Synopsis: Based off of the original Weekly Shonen Jump manga series from Haruichi Furudate, Haikyu!! is a slice-of-life sports anime revolving around Shoyo Hinata’s love of volleyball. Inspired by a small-statured pro volleyball player, Hinata creates a volleyball team in his last year of middle school. Unfortunately the team is matched up against the “King of the Court” Tobio Kageyama’s team in their first tournament and inevitably lose. After the crushing defeat, Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama After entering high school, Hinata joins the volleyball team only to find that Tobio has also joined.
Synopsis: Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Peacock’s “Bel-Air” imagines the beloved sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air, Calif. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known.