Hulu has ordered a nine-part original docuseries for 2022 chronicling the history of the Los Angeles Lakers from Lakers’ CEO and controlling owner Jeanie Buss and director Antoine Fuqua, in association with Fuqua Films, Haven Entertainment and Los Angeles Media Fund.
The logline: The untitled series details the past four decades of the Lakers, and contains colorful and emotional new interviews from over 35 people within the organization, including the Buss family, legendary coaches Pat Riley and Phil Jackson, and NBA Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and team captain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among numerous other current and former players. Also featured are interviews with a range of high-profile fans and a treasure trove of archival footage featuring never-before-seen interviews with the Lakers late owner, Jerry Buss.
Buss and Fuqua will executive produce the series alongside Haven Entertainment’s Kevin Mann, Michael Mann and Brendan Bragg, Los Angeles Media Fund’s (LAMF) Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman and longtime Lakers senior executive Linda Rambis. Rounding out the team will be editor Jake Pushinsky and executive producer/writer Steven Leckart.