Untitled Los Angeles Lakers project

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Untitled Los Angeles Lakers project
Genre
Created by
Based onShowtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
by Jeff Pearlman
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
  • Adam McKay
  • Max Bornstein
Production company Hyperobject Industries
Release
Original network HBO

The currently untitled Los Angeles Lakers project is an upcoming American sports drama television limited series developed by Adam McKay, Jim Hecht and Max Borenstein, based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman.

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Cast

Main

Recurring

Production

Development

It was announced in April 2019 that HBO had ordered a pilot of the series, which was written by Jim Hecht and Max Borenstein and Adam McKay set to direct. [21] In December, HBO officially greenlit a series order. [8]

Casting

In August 2019, Jason Clarke and Michael Shannon were cast to portray Jerry West and Jerry Buss respectively. [2] [22] However the next month Shannon would exit due to creative differences, and would be recast with John C. Reilly, [1] with Quincy Isaiah and Solomon Hughes cast to play Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. [3] DeVaughn Nixon was added to portray his father Norm Nixon. [5]

By March 2021, additional castings including Adrien Brody, [9] Sally Field, [10] Michael Chiklis, [11] Bo Burnham, [12] Jason Segel, [14] Sarah Ramos, [15] Brett Cullen, and Lola Kirke were announced. [16] In May 2021, Rory Cochrane, Danny Burstein, Austin Aaron, Ta'Nika Gibson, Edwin Hodge, Terence Davis, and Ja'Quan Cole joined the cast. [19] In June 2021, Mike Epps, Max E. Williams, Carina Conti and Mariama Diallo joined the cast. [20] In August 2021, Burnham exited the project due to scheduling conflicts while Sean Patrick Small, Rachel Hilson, Olli Haaskivi, Newton Mayenge, and Jon Young joined the cast, with Small replacing Burnham. [23] [24]

Filming

Principal photography began in Los Angeles on April 12, 2021, and is scheduled to conclude on October 31. [25]

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