Apple TV+ has scored rights to a four-part docuseries about NBA legend Magic Johnson.
The streamer beat out a number of rivals to secure the series, which comes from non-fiction studio XTR and A New Slate Ventures, the fund behind Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
The project, which first emerged last year, explores Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson’s life on and off the court.
From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan, to becoming a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, he changed the conversation around HIV and transcended into a community activist and successful entrepreneur. The news comes ahead of the 30th anniversary of Johnson’s HIV diagnosis announcement on November 7.
The series will feature never-before-seen footage and interviews with Johnson …