Apple’s Makur Maker docuseries debuts April 22
April 1, 2022
Apple TV+ has announced that its new five-part documentary series The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball, chronicling the inspiring, coming-of-age story of basketball phenom Makur Maker, will make its global debut on April 22nd on Apple TV+.
Seth Gordon and executive produces the series which follows Maker, the NBA hopeful who grabbed global headlines with his ground-breaking decision to forgo the NBA and play for Howard University, making him the highest-ranked high school player in the modern recruiting era to commit to a historically Black university (HBCU).
The docuseries is an intimate look at Maker’s life as a student-athlete with a dream of making it to the NBA, while unexpected physical challenges and a global pandemic threaten his college career. Off the courts, The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball explores how his journey from fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child and his tight-knit support system led him to go to an HBCU, and in turn, allowed him to make an impactful statement in the wake of America’s cultural response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
In addition to Gordon, executive producers are Nikki Calabrese, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma, Jordan Wynn, Luis Lopez, Julia Gunn and Sony Pictures Television. The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball is produced for Apple by Exhibit A and Boardwalk Pictures.