Tessa Ferrer’s got some serious swagger…
The 34-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress and former Grey’s Anatomy star has joined the ensemble cast of Apple TV+’s new basketball-themed drama series Swagger.
The project, which hails from NBA superstar Kevin Durant and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis.
Ferrer will be a series regulars alongside Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, 32-year-old part-Afro-Dominican actor Tristan Mack Wilds, Caleel Harris, Latino actor/producer Jason Rivera, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe and James Bingham.
Written and directed by Bythewood, who also serves as showrunner, Swagger is inspired by Durant’s youth basketball experiences. It explores the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America.
Wilds will portray Alonzo Powers, the grassroots division leader at a major shoe company.
Ferrer will portray Meg Bailey, a former basketball player and coach for the rival team.
Rivera will play Nick, a player from Puerto Rico with the drive to become the best player in the country.
The drama is co-produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios.