Full Trailer for HBO's 'Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty'
by Alex Billington
February 14, 2022
"From here on out, we are playing to win!" HBO has revealed the full-length official trailer for Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, a new series about the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. This is a dramatic series, not a doc, and is also the project that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay fought about. The first episode is directed by Adam McKay, who is (of course) a big time Lakers fan. The series tells the story of the rise of basketball Hall Of Famer Magic Johnson (Quincy Isaiah) and the lengths that one man, Jerry Buss (John C. Reilly), will go in pursuit of securing a basketball dynasty. The cast includes all kinds of fun names: Sean Patrick Small as Larry Bird, Sally Field as Jessie Buss, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, Mike Epps as Pryor, Max E. Williams as Lakers fan Jack Nicholson, Carina Conti as Paula Adbul, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Michael Boucher as Jack Curran, Michael AG Scott as Butch Lee, and more! This looks surprisingly good. Not just another sports drama, there's heaps of style and energy in this.
Official trailer (+ poster) for HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, from YouTube:
You can rewatch the teaser trailer for Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty here for even more.
"It's gonna be exciting." A fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports' most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is an original new series created by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, Anchorman 2, The Big Short, Vice, Don't Look Up), who also directed the first pilot episode. The show is based on Jeff Pearlman's non-fiction book "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s." Max Borenstein (screenwriter on Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, King of the Monsters Worth, Godzilla vs Kong) serves as co-writer, executive producer, and showrunner. McKay also executive produces the series with the company Hyperobject Industries. Kevin Messick of Hyperobject will also executive produce with Jason Shuman. Jim Hecht co-wrote the story and is also the co-creator and executive producer. Scott Stephens will also executive produce along with Rodney Barnes. HBO will release McKay's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty series streaming on HBO Max starting March 6th, 2022 coming up. Planning to watch?
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