Sports Drama “Swagger” Canceled By Apple TV+ After Two Seasons

Isaiah Hill in
Isaiah Hill in "Swagger"

Apple TV’s Swagger did a pretty great job exploring the world of competitive youth basketball, but it wasn’t a slam dunk the streamer was hoping for. The second season of this sports drama hit Apple TV+ this summer, and it will mark its final chapter.

Swagger is inspired by Kevin Durant’s experiences during his years as a youth basketball player. It centers on the aspiring basketball star Jace Carson (Isaiah Hill) who must battle opponents on and off the court in an attempt to achieve his NBA dream, with the help of his coach, Ike (O’Shea Jackson Jr).

Swagger creator Reggie Rock Bythewood announced the show’s cancelation on social media and said he’s proud of telling a story he cares deeply about.

“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,” wrote Bythewood.

In addition to Jackson Jr. and Hill, this series also starred Shinelle Azoroh, Quvenzhané Wallis, Caleel Harris, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, Tessa Ferrer, Tristan Mack Wilds, and Jason Rivera-Torres.