“Swagger,” the American sports drama television series, has faced a crucial turn in its journey. Created by Reggie Rock Bythewood and inspired by NBA player Kevin Durant, the series first premiered on October 29, 2021, on Apple TV+. In June 2022, Apple TV+ officially renewed Swagger for a second season, indicating a continued journey into the story woven around youth basketball. Here’s what we know about renewal status of Swagger season 3.
What is Swagger About?
Swagger delves into the intense world of youth basketball, providing a lens into the lives of players, their families, and coaches as they navigate the delicate balance between aspirations and ambition, and the shadows of opportunism and corruption. The star-studded cast includes O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Quvenzhané Wallis, Caleel Harris, Tristan Mack Wilds, Tessa Ferrer, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, and Jason Riveram.
Produced by Boardroom, Imagine Television Studios, CBS Studios, and Undisputed Cinema, the series boasts an executive production team comprising Reggie Rock Bythewood, Kevin Durant, Brian Grazer, and Rich Kleiman. Additional executive producers include Francie Calfo, Tony Hernandez, Kristen Zolner, and Joy Kecken.
Has ‘Swagger’ been renewed for Season 3?
Swagger has not been renewed for Season 3. It will not be returning for another season on Apple TV+. The announcement of the series cancellation after two seasons came directly from creator Reggie Rock Bythewood.
However, the latest development takes an unexpected turn. In an Instagram post, he expressed gratitude for the remarkable adventure, acknowledging the impact the series had in disrupting genres, launching careers, and bringing forth human stories. On his Instagram post, he wrote, “What an amazing adventure. In our two seasons, we have launched careers, disrupted genre, brought forth humanity through our characters, told stories we care deeply about, revolutionized the way to shoot basketball and had fun.”
He shared, “Apple, while you are not ordering a season three, I made the show I wanted to make. Thank you for that. Cast, writers, and crew, you have my gratitude. Walk off the set with Swagger. For our FAMbase, you lifted us in ways we could have never imagined. To the industry, don’t take your foot off the gas. Keep telling our stories,” he concluded.
The cancellation marks the end of the road for Swagger on Apple TV+, leaving behind a legacy of two impactful seasons that resonated with audiences. Bythewood’s closing remarks encourage the industry to persist in telling diverse and compelling stories, urging a continuation of the momentum sparked by Swagger.