Is Swagger Season 2 happening? Continue reading to find out more.
Swagger is an American sports drama television series created by Reggie Rock Bythewood. Loosely inspired by the experiences of current NBA player Kevin Durant. The series delves into the world of youth basketball, focusing on the players, their families, and the coaches who toe the line between ambition and opportunism, as well as opportunism and bribery.
As the first season has already concluded, the fans of the series are wondering if the series has been renewed for more seasons. And we’ve got some exciting news for you! Here we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on Apple TV+. Here’s all we know about Swagger Season 2 so far.
Will there be a Season 2 of Swagger?
Yes, according to Deadline, Swagger will be returning to your television screen for another season. The network has aired all the episodes of the first season, which ended on December 17, 2021. After more than 4 months of waiting, Apple TV+ confirmed in June 2022 that the series was renewed for a second season.
Moreover, the main cast member of the series also shared the renewal update among the fans, O’Shea Jackson Jr., who portrays Ike Edwards shared the update to his followers by quoting, “Let’s gooooo!!!!! I just have been killin it lately!!! Lmfao.” Take a look at the official post below:
Let’s gooooo!!!!! I just have been killin it lately!!! Lmfao https://t.co/fbYOfoYQaP pic.twitter.com/kfyDgul63G
— O’Shea Jack(Nichol)son (@OsheaJacksonJr) June 15, 2022
Why did Apple Tv+ renew Swagger for Season 2?
According to an official Apple TV+, press release, the creator, showrunner, director, and executive producer Reggie Rock Bythewood stated, “I’m excited to share more of the beautifully complicated lives of these incredible characters.” Further adding, “In season two, they will search and discover what it means to be a champion on and off the court, and the basketball playing will continue to be groundbreaking. We are grateful to Apple TV+ for the platform.”
The official Instagram handle of 35 ventures, the production company, stated, “Inspired by @easymoneysniper’s youth basketball experiences and executive produced by KD and @richkleiman, Swagger is officially coming back to Apple TV+ for Season 2. Stay tuned….@boardroom” Take a look at the official post below:
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Moreover, after launching on Apple TV+ in October, Swagger quickly resonated with multi-generational audiences with its powerful ensemble performances and heartfelt story that follows the players, their families, and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, opportunism and corruption.
Swagger Season 2 Potential Release Date
The official release date of Swagger Season 2 is yet to be revealed as of June 19, 2022. The only update of the upcoming season is announced that the filming will begin in July in Richmond, Virginia. Moreover, looking at the release date of the previous season, the fans have speculated that the next season might make its debut sometime around mid to late-2023.
We would like to highlight that this is just speculation at this point in time, and the official dates will be confirmed by the network in a few months as the series draws close to completing the production and making its debut on Apple TV+ along with other promotional details which will be released by the streaming platform. So, the fans should keep a closer eye on such developments.
Swagger Season 2 Plot
According to the official description of the series, “Swagger explores the world of elite youth basketball clubs, the players, their families and coaches, and “the game within the game.” Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America.”
Though the exact plotline of the series is expected to be picked up right at the very moment, Season 1 ended with Episode 10, Florida, released on December 17, 2021. The episode was directed by Alex Hall and written by Reggie Rock Bythewood.
The official synopsis states, “An injured Jace considers thinks about ignoring doctor’s orders, risking his health for the sake of Swagger DMV.” So, Swagger Season 2 is expected to be picked up from this moment and continue the story in terms of characters and plotlines for another season.
The upcoming season’s pilot episode is expected to pick up any potential loopholes and cliffhangers and expand the storyline and characters’ arcs further in the new season. All of the previous episodes have set the basic premise and tone for the next chapter, which will develop and can be explored in ways that will entice viewers to watch the show.
Swagger Season 2 Cast
The main cast of the series from Season 1 is expected to reprise their roles for the upcoming season to continue the tale. We would like to highlight that there may be new additions and removal of characters that will be notified to the viewers as the series concludes its shooting. For the time being, the names of the characters, along with the actors, are listed below:
- O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ike Edwards
- Isaiah Hill as Jace Carson
- Shinelle Azoroh as Jenna Carson
- Tessa Ferrer as Meg Bailey
- Quvenzhané Wallis as Crystal Jarrett
- Caleel Harris as Musa Rahim
- James Bingham as Drew Murphy
- Solomon Irama as Phil Marksby
- Ozie Nzeribe as Royale Hughes
- Jayson Rivera as Nick Mendez
- Tristan Wilds as Alonzo Powers
Some of the recurring cast of the series is as follows:
- Christina Jackson as Tonya Edwards
- Marc Blucas as Coach Bobby
- Sean Baker as Naim Rahim
- Jordan Rice as Jackie Carson
- Al Mitchell as Coach Warrick
- Javen Lewis as Vince Charles
- Tracey Bonner as Angie Jarrett
- Marti O. Pruitt as Jeremiah Jarrett
- Miles Mussenden as Brett Hughes
Viewers will also be given character descriptions in order to understand the dynamics better and examine those characteristics further in the following season. As a result, we advise viewers to be patient as these developments will take time to reveal. On the other hand, the network will alert fans ahead of time if any new cast members will be joining the future season.
Swagger Season 2 Episodes
Swagger Season 2 is expected to have 10 episodes which usually have an average runtime of approx 1 hour. We’d also like to point out that, as of June 18, 2022, the exact episode titles for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed.
For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Season 1 to refresh their memories of key plotlines. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the order properly.
- S1E1: NBA – October 29, 2021
- S1E2: Haterade – October 29, 2021
- S1E3: Mano a Mano – October 29, 2021
- S1E4: We Good? – November 5, 2021
- S1E5: 24-Hour Person– November 12, 2021
- S1E6: All on the Line – November 19, 2021
- S1E7: #RADICALS – November 25, 2021
- S1E8: Still I Rise – December 3, 2021
- S1E9: Follow-Through – December 10, 2021
- S1E10: Florida – December 17, 2021
Moreover, the viewers should also keep an eye out for details on the series episode and dates that will be released in the following months, as the number of episodes is ultimately determined by the plot that the show aims to transmit to the viewers, making it a slightly bigger or smaller season than its predecessor.
Is there any trailer for Swagger Season 2?
No, the network has not released any trailer or promo for Swagger Season 2, so fans will not be able to learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see new features that the characters will explore. It is way too early for the network to release such promo material.
Meanwhile, check out this exclusive first look for Season 1, which shows how executive producers Kevin Durant, Reggie Rock Bythewood, and Brian Grazer based on what it took to make a show about the unforgiving world of youth basketball in America.
Also, check out this official featurette which discusses what embracing the social and political events of 2020 meant for the story of Jace Carson. This will help you understand the basic premise of the series and what the vision of the show really stands on.
Where to stream Swagger Season 2?
When released, Swagger Season 2 will be available to stream along with season one on Apple TV+ with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preference.
The viewers can also buy a subscription plan with a starting cost of $4.99 per month based on a US membership, with a seven-day free trial for new users or three months free when you buy any Apple products.
Swagger Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series, according to Apple TV+, states, “From NBA star Kevin Durant, filmmaker Reggie Rock Bythewood, and the team behind Friday Night Lights. A basketball prodigy must navigate a maze of pressure if he’s going to overcome the odds against him and learn what it truly means to have swagger.”
Swagger Official Trailer
The official trailer of the series reflects that “Talent is given. Greatness is made,” which expands further with Jace Carson (Isaiah Hill) being the best player in the region.
But to achieve his dream of going pro, he must battle opponents on and off the court with the help of his coach, Ike (O’Shea Jackson Jr.). Inspired by the experiences of Kevin Durant, Swagger is about what it takes to make it.
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Swagger Season 2 updates.