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Apple announces sports docuseries Greatness Code with LeBron James, Alex Morgan, and more

L to R: Lebron James (Ezra Shaw) and Alex Morgan (Rich Fury)
L to R: Lebron James (Ezra Shaw) and Alex Morgan (Rich Fury)
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The Last Dance docuseries was always destined to be a major event, but its runaway success in a partially stalled society really drew attention to how much we, as a nation, miss sports. So if you’ve had your fill of marble races and “death diving,” Apple brings some potentially good news: This summer, Apple TV+ will premiere Greatness Code, a short-form sports docuseries that will highlight a number of record-setting figures across the wide, sweaty world of athletics. Filmmaker Gotham Chopra will direct the series and serve as executive producer through Religion Of Sports. It is also co-produced by Uninterrupted, the athlete empowerment brand founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter. 

Per Apple’s recent press release,Greatness Code is a landmark, short form unscripted series that spotlights untold stories from the greatest athletes in the world. The first season unfolds with seven mini-episodes, each examining a pivotal moment that defined an athlete’s career.”

The list of featured athletes includes:

  • Four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist LeBron James
  • Six-time Super Bowl Champion and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady
  • Olympic Gold Medalist and Co-Captain of the US Women’s National Soccer Team Alex Morgan
  • Worlds Fastest Man and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt
  • Five-time Olympic Gold medalist and 15-time World Champion swimmer Katie Ledecky
  • 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater
  • Record-holding Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White

Greatness Code joins a slate of recently announced programming from Apple—including Loren Bouchard and Josh Gad’s Central Park, Beastie Boys Story, Visible: Out On Television, Dads, and Boys State—as it works to expand its modest launch day offering. The new series will premiere globally on July 10.

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