Apple is making a TV show based on Durant's childhood

posted by @ShayDiddy - 

Another reason for people to hate on Kevin Durant! The Warriors Kevin Durant has teamed up with "Friday Night Lights" producer Brian Grazier, to produce a scripted Apple TV show. The show will be called "Swagger" and based on Kevin Durants AAU days. Major moves Kevin... We See you!

Via SFGate

Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant and "Friday Night Lights" producer Brian Grazer will team for a dramatic scripted series for the tech giant, Deadline first reported.

The series, called "Swagger," is inspired by Durant's time playing Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball in Washington, D.C. at an early age.

Grazer said he hopes to capture the essence of "Friday Night Lights," an NBC drama that focused on the lives of small town Texas football players that aired from 2006 to 2011.

Durant "created a beautiful world that the 'Friday Night Lights' essence could inhabit,” Grazer told Deadline. “It has the same things. The fragility of how you were as a kid, and how these kids — 12-13 years old — are presented with money, real money, (from athletic apparel brands). It’s a fascinating universe of possibilities.”

Apple has recently been making moves in the scripted series world, even willing to drop a reported $1 billion this year on programming.

In January, The Hollywood Reporter broke that Apple had acquired a 10-episode comedy starring Kristen Wiig and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon.

"Swagger" would also join the likes of the Steven Spielberg-produced "Amazing Stories," among other shows, in Apple's move to challenge Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for the original content streaming crown.

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