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Apple has released the first trailer for “They Call Me Magic,” an Apple TV+ documentary about the life and career of famed basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Published on YouTube on Saturday, the first look at the four-part documentary reveals that the miniseries will cover Johnson’s basketball career and beyond. Starting with where his “Magic” name came from, the documentary will cover his activities on the field, his departure and shift to entrepreneurship and community activism.
The documentary mixes footage of his life with interviews from a long list of big names. In addition to sports stars Shaquille O’Neil and Michael Jordan, other personalities include movie star Samuel L. Jackson, music artists LL Cool J and Snoop Dogg, former President Barack Obama and others, as well as Johnson himself.
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, along with editor Dirk Westervelt and cinematographer Rachel Morrison, the docuseries is produced for Apple by XTR and New Slate Ventures, in association with H. Wood Media and Delirio Films.
“They Call Me Magic” premieres April 22 on Apple TV+.
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