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Apple announces “They Call Me Magic,” the four-part real-life story of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, debut April 22 on Apple TV+

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Apple announces “They Call Me Magic,” the four-part real-life story of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, debut April 22 on Apple TV+
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The highly anticipated four-part documentary event “They Call Me Magic,” which explores an insightful, holistic look into the life and career of one of the world’s most renowned personalities, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, will premiere on Apple TV+ on April 22.

“They Call Me Magic” is a rare look at Johnson’s extraordinary real-life story, which has left an indelible stamp on history — both on and off the court — and continues to have an impact on our culture today.

The docuseries is produced for Apple by XTR and New Slate Ventures in partnership with H.Wood Media and Delirio Films and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”) with editor Dirk Westervelt (“Ford v Ferrari”) and cinematographer Rachel Morrison (“Black Panther”).

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About documentary

The docuseries follows Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s incredible journey from being the face of the Los Angeles Lakers and cementing his status as an all-time NBA legend to changing the conversation about HIV and transforming into a successful entrepreneur and community activist, with unprecedented access.

“They Call Me Magic” contains intimate conversations with Magic, his family, and an all-star lineup as the docuseries traces the cinematic life of one of our era’s largest cultural icons, from his humble origins in Lansing, Michigan, to become the global force he is today.

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