'The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball' docuseries to premiere on Apple TV+ on April 22

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What you need to know

  • Apple has announced that its new basketball docuseries has a release date.
  • "The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball" will premiere on April 22.
  • The series tells the story of NBA hopeful Makur Maker.

Apple has announced that "The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball" is coming to Apple TV+ in April.

The five-part documentary series, which tells the story of NBA-hopeful Makur Maker, will premiere on the streaming service on Friday, April 22.

Seth Gordon ("Undefeated," "The King of Kong," "For All Mankind") directs and executive produces "The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball," which follows Maker, the NBA hopeful who grabbed global headlines with his groundbreaking decision to forgo the NBA and play for Howard University, making him the highest-ranked high school player in the modern recruiting era to commit to a historically Black university (HBCU). The docuseries is an intimate look at Makur's life as a student-athlete with a dream of making it to the NBA, while unexpected physical challenges and a global pandemic threaten his college career. Off the courts, "The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball" explores how his journey from fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child and his tight-knit support system led him to go to an HBCU, and in turn, allowed him to make an impactful statement in the wake of America's cultural response to the Black Lives Matter movement.In addition to Gordon, executive producers are Nikki Calabrese, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma, Jordan Wynn, Luis Lopez, Julia Gunn and Sony Pictures Television. "The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball" is produced for Apple by Exhibit A and Boardwalk Pictures.

"The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball" will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 22, the same day as Apple's Magic Johnson documentary series. If you want to watch both in the best quality possible, make sure to check out our review of the latest Apple TV 4K.

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