Magic Johnson’s Lakers Series Gets Crazy First Trailer

Winning Time series on the Lakers

Winning Time will be a dive into basketball and 80’s Los Angeles by Adam McKay.

Orange ball lovers are already in turmoil! Attention event series on basketball to come in 2022: Winning Time will recount the rise of the legendary Los Angeles Lakers dynasty, between the end of the 70s and the 80s, under the leadership of the wealthy and eccentric Jerry Buss, who became the owner of the franchise. The story – produced by Adam McKay – will be largely centered around him (played by John C. Reilly) and his young flagship recruit: a certain Magic Johnson. The first trailer promises a crazy vintage basketball streak:

Based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty, written by Jeff Pearlman, the series will chronicle how this unusual boss and coach Pat Riley led the Lakers to four NBA titles and unprecedented fame. His iconic style, confidence, and quick attack defined ’80s basketball and influenced pop culture as a whole.

Oscar winner Adrien brody will play Pat Riley, the legendary coach of this team of stars, made up of Jason clarke, as Jerry West, from Quincy Isaiah, to bring Magic Johnson to life and Solomon hughes, who will wear the huge shoes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

Behind the camera, Max Borenstein (Godzilla vs Kong) will be screenwriter and executive producer, whileAdam mckay (The Big Short, Vice) will take care of making the pilot, a few years after signing that of a certain Succession

Winning Time will be released on the US platform HBO Max in March 2022.

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