The life and career of NBA Hall of Famer Ervin ‘Magic’ Johnson will get a fully intimate look in They Call Me Magic, a four-part docuseries which will feature never-before-seen interviews with Magic, his family, and many important guests from Johnson’s life and career including his wife Cookie Johnson, son EJ, rival and friend Larry Birdy, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Jerry West, former President Obama, and more.
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, the highly anticipated docu-series will give viewers more access to the NBA legend than ever before as it covers his career, his legacy in regards to HIV, community activism, and his successful entrepreneurship.
How to Watch ‘They Call Me Magic’
- The four-part docuseries will be available to stream beginning on Friday, April 22.
- Stream on Apple TV+
About ‘They Call Me Magic’
For global sports icon Earvin Johnson, “Magic” has many meanings. It’s the sparkle of his megawatt smile and dazzling style of play that forever changed the game of basketball. It’s the magnetic connection that led him to the love of his life. It’s the shock of an HIV diagnosis that he transformed from grief into triumph — shifting global dialogue about the disease and overcoming its staggering odds. It’s his transcendence from sports superstar to business titan, blazing new trails for former athletes and revolutionizing the way corporate America does business in Black communities. Featuring intimate interviews with Magic and an all-star lineup, “They Call Me Magic” charts the cinematic life of one of the biggest cultural icons of our era with unprecedented access in a definitive four-part documentary series.