They Call Me Magic, the critically-acclaimed documentary charting the cinematic life and game-changing feats of NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson, premieres on Apple TV+ this Friday, 22nd April 2022. New subscribers can watch They Call Me Magic for free with the Apple TV+ 7-day free trial.
Premiere: Friday 22nd April 2022
Global stream: Apple TV+ 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab)
Cast: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jerry West, Dwayne Wade, Larry Bird, Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal, Michael Wilbon, Michael Jordan and Snoop Dogg
What makes global sports icon Earvin Johnson "Magic"? For some, it's his megawatt smile and dazzling style of play – a style that forever changed the game of basketball. For others it's the shock of an HIV diagnosis that he transformed from grief into triumph, shifting the global dialogue about the disease and overcoming its odds.
This Apple Original four-part documentary series They Call Me Magic explores the life of a black kid who parlayed his position as a superstar player into a billion dollar business empire, blazing new trails for former athletes and revolutionising the way corporate America does business.
Want the full "Magic" Johnson experience? Make sure you watch HBO's Winning Time too.
The first episode of They Call Me Magic debuts globally on Friday 22nd April 2022 on Apple TV+. Follow our guide to get a 7-day free trial of Apple TV+ (opens in new tab) and watch They Call Me Magic wherever you are.
Watch They Call Me Magic on Apple TV+
They Call Me Magic is an Apple Original, and exclusive to the Apple TV+ streaming service.
New users get a 7-day free trial of Apple TV+ (opens in new tab). After the trial, it's £4.99 / $4.99 / AU$7.99 a month. There's no contract, so you can cancel any time.
The first episodes will be available on 22nd April 2022. No word as yet to when the next three will air.
Watch They Call Me Magic | Apple TV+ 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
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Is Apple TV+ worth trying?
It's ad-free (aside from Apple ads) and features a host of high-profile shows – such as They Call Me Magic, Pachinko, WeCrashed, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey and Severance – produced by the Apple Originals department.
In our review, we praised Apple TV+ for its "reasonable pricing, superb streaming quality, Dolby Vision HDR support and lavishly-produced exclusives".
If you're yet to experience Apple TV+, why not take advantage of this 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)?
They Call Me Magic episode dates
They Call Me Magic Season 1 Episode 1 – Friday 22nd April 2022
They Call Me Magic Season 1 Episode 2 – TBA
They Call Me Magic Season 1 Episode 3 – TBA
They Call Me Magic Season 1 Episode 4 – TBA
They Call Me Magic official trailer
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