30 September (WNN) — Apple TV+ releases the first trailer for the drama strut on Thursday. Kevin Durant produces the show with Reggie Rock Bytwood and Brian Grazer, which is inspired by Durant’s youth.
Isaiah Hill stars as Jess, a 14-year-old basketball player named Jess Carson. Carson dreams of being discovered for the NBA.
O’Shea Jackson Jr. plays a coach, Ike, a former player. Quenzhen Wallis also stars as Krystal, another young basketball player.
The trailer shows action on the court and drama outside. Police stop players in the street, and protests are visible with signs that read, “I can’t breathe,” said Eric Garner and George Floyd.
Other characters include Jess’ mother, Jenna (Shinell Azoroh), who shares her son’s dream. Moses (Kalil Harris) is the team’s point guard.
Drew Murphy (James Bingham) is a rich field player. Phil Marksby (Solomon Irama) is a rival player.
Royale (Ozzie Nzeribe) is a lowly player, but with a wealthy father. Meg Bailey (Tessa Ferrer) plays a rival coach.
Alonzo Powers (Tristan Mack Wilds) runs a grassroots division of a shoe company. Nick (Jason Rivera) is a player who came from Puerto Rico to reach the top.
Bythewood made and featured Swagger. He also writes and directs episodes of the show.
strut Premieres October 29 with three episodes. New episodes air Friday through December 17.