Apple TV+ Releases Trailer for Highly Anticipated Documentary Event Series “They Call Me Magic,” Sharing Insight into the Incredible Life and Career of Earvin “Magic” Johnson
All four parts of “They Call Me Magic” will premiere Friday, April 22 on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ has released the trailer for “They call me magicthe four-part documentary event that takes an illuminating and holistic look at the life and career of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The trailer was unveiled on the heels of the docuseries which debuted at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, ahead of its world premiere Friday, April 22 on Apple TV+.
“They call me magicoffers a rare glimpse into the incredible real-life story of Johnson, who made history through his work, both on and off the field, and continues to impact our culture today. The series features intimate, never-before-seen interviews with Magic, its family, and an all-star lineup including Cookie Johnson, EJ Johnson, Larry Bird, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’ Neil, The President Obama, Fred Stabley Jr., Dwayne Wade, Jerry West, Michael Wilbon and more.
With unprecedented access, the docuseries explores the remarkable journey of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who became the face of the Los Angeles Lakers and established himself as an all-time NBA legend, changed the HIV conversation and transformed into a successful entrepreneur and community activist. . From humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan, to becoming the global force it is today, “They call me magictraces the cinematic life of one of the greatest icons of our time.
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.
“They call me magicjoins a growing lineup of acclaimed, award-winning docuseries and documentaries on Apple TV+, including Emmy Award-winning “Boys State”; “The Velvet Underground,” the acclaimed documentary from director Todd Haynes; ‘Beastie Boys Story’, winner of the Critics Choice Award and nominated for the Emmy and Grammy Awards; the worldwide hit documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”; Werner Herzog’s Choice Documentary Award nominated “Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds”; plus upcoming documentaries “The Supermodels” and “Number One on the Call Sheet,” from acclaimed storytellers Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan.
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