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Apple TV+ Magic Johnson series 'They Call Me Magic' to debut on April 22

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Apple Tv They Call Me Magic (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has revealed the name of its Magic Johnson documentary series.
  • "They Call Me Magic" will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 22.
  • They also released a teaser trailer for the four-part series.

The name of the new Magic Johnson documentary has been unveiled.

In a press release (opens in new tab), Apple TV+ has revealed that the anticipated documentary series will be called "They Call Me Magic." The four-part series, which will take a "illuminating, holistic look into the life and career of one of the world's most iconic figures," will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 22.

"They Call Me Magic" offers a rare glimpse into the incredible real-life story of Johnson, who left his mark on history through his work — both on and off the court — and continues to impact our culture today.With unprecedented access, the docuseries explores Earvin "Magic" Johnson's remarkable journey from being the face of the Los Angeles Lakers and cementing himself as an all-time NBA legend, to changing the conversation around HIV and transforming into a successful entrepreneur and community activist. From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan to becoming the global force he is today, "They Call Me Magic" features intimate interviews with Magic, his family, and an all-star lineup, as the docuseries charts the cinematic life of one of the biggest cultural icons of our era. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa ("Dope") with editor Dirk Westervelt ("Ford v Ferrari") and cinematographer Rachel Morrison ("Black Panther"), the docuseries is produced for Apple by XTR and New Slate Ventures, and produced in association with H.Wood Media and Delirio Films.

Apple also released a teaser trailer for the new series which you can check out below:

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"They Call Me Magic" will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 29, and join a growing list of original shows and movies on the streaming service. If you want to enjoy the series in the best quality you can, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.