The banner vanquished a variety of competitors to protect the series, which originates from non-fiction studio XTR and A New Slate Ventures, the fund behind Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
The job, which initially emerged in 2015, checks out Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson’s life on and off the court.
From his simple starts in Lansing, Michigan to ending up being a five-time NBA champ with the Los Angeles Lakers, he altered the discussion around HIV and went beyond into a neighborhood activist and effective business owner. The news comes ahead of the 30 th anniversary of Johnson’s HIV medical diagnosis statement on November 7.
The series will include never-before-seen video footage and interviews with Johnson along with figures from the world of organization and politics and his inner circle.
It is the current big-ticket sports doc series following the success of ESPN’s The Last Dance and its approaching Tom Brady series.
The untitled series is directed by Rick Famuyiwa ( Dope) with editor Dirk Westervelt ( Ford v. Ferrari) and cinematographer Rachel Morrison ( Black Panther) It is produced by XTR and New Slate Ventures in association with H.Wood Media and Delirio Films.