The official trailer is out, Winning Time debuts in March
It’s showtime, the HBO basketball tv series Winning Time debuts Sunday, March 6 on both HBO and HBO Max. Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty is a ten-episode series chronicling the professional and personal life of the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s, an era with one of sports’ most admired dynasties centered around Lakers guard Magic Johnson, Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
The new HBO basketball tv series is created and written by Max Borenstein and directed by Adam McKay. Included in the ensemble cast are John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss, Jason Clarke as general manager Jerry West, Quincy Isaiah as Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Adrien Brody as coach Pat Riley just to name a few.
Previously named Showtime in honor of the late Lakers owner Jerry Buss, the series takes the viewer on a journey that transformed the Los Angeles basketball franchise. Winning Time is also based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.
HBO’s Winning Time debut may still be several weeks ahead but the three-minute official trailer showcases how Jerry Buss acquired the team and made the impactful decisions necessary with the support of his daughter Jeanie. In the midst of a rapid rise in the media, there’s a peek of Magic’s familial background and addition to a team full of NBA stars.
Also casted in the forthcoming HBO basketball tv series are Sean Patrick Small as Celtics legend Larry Bird, Michael Chiklis as Celtics general manager Red Auerbach, and Spencer Garrett as the legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn. Along with Scott Stephens and co-executive producer Rodney Barnes, Jim Hecht, Jason Shuman, and Kevin Messick from McKay’s Hyperobject Industries serve as executive producers. Don’t miss the Winning Time debut on March 6!