Kevin Durant's new series examines the fraught world of youth hoops

Kevin Durant's new series examines the fraught world of youth hoops

The latest news is that Apple is turning and developing Kevin Durant's life into a drama series, most likely to be streamed via their upcoming service. Apple is helping develop the series.

Bythewood - who contributed footage for the 2000 feature Love & Basketball, written and directed by his wife, Gina Prince-Bythewood - will pen the script and executive produce alongside Imagine Television's Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Variety reports that the show will "explore the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball and the lives of the players, their families, and coaches".

Reggie Rock Bythewood will be writing and directing the series.


Apple's leap into scripted television is attracting an National Basketball Association superstar and a major TV and film producer. The company has given out several straight-to-series orders to date, including a morning show drama from Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon.

It has not been entirely smooth sailing for Apple, however. Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" reboot on Apple hit an obstacle after showrunner Bryan Fuller and producer Hart Hanson dropped out of the project, citing creative differences earlier this month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In August, Durant made his first venture capital investment in the cloud data management startup Rubrik. Oh, and he plays for the Golden State Warriors, beloved of Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue. This, after his own YouTube channel netted more than a half million subscribers and 21 million views in just nine months.

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