HBO has greenlit a drama series tentatively referred to as “The Untitled Lakers Projects,” which chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, a team that defined its era, both on and off the court, it was announced today by Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming. The series is based on Jeff Pearlman’s book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s”
“Alongside Adam McKay and Max Borenstein, HBO couldn’t be more thrilled to examine one of professional sports’ most beloved empires,” said Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming. “Across 1980s Los Angeles, we’ll experience the exhilarating ride of a team that dominated a decade of basketball and watch them not only achieve iconic status but transform the sport in every way.”
The pilot directed and executive produced by Adam McKay for Hyperobject Industries; executive produced by Kevin Messick for Hyperobject Industries; written and executive produced by Max Borenstein; story co-written and executive produced by Jim Hecht; executive produced by Jason Shuman, Scott Stephens and Rodney Barnes.