Deadline is exclusively reporting that Winston Duke has signed up to star in the Apple basketball-themed drama series Swagger.
Swagger is a series that’s inspired by NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s basketball experiences, exploring the world of youth basketball, the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.
Winston Duke (whose credits include Black Panther and Us) will be playing the role of Ike, a youth basketball coach and former star player.
Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures will be producing the series alongside Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios, with the series written and directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood. Bythewood will serve as executive producer alongside Durant, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Rich Kleiman and Samantha Corbin Miller.