Lakers ‘Winning Time’ series canceled after two seasons

HBO has canceled
HBO has canceled "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" after two seasons (Photo: Instagram)

HBO has canceled “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” after two seasons, the information was confirmed on Sunday (17), night by Max Borenstein, the creator of the sports drama on social networks.

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With 17 episodes in total, the cancellation of the series was officially announced after the airing of the last episode of the second season, which was shown on Sunday (17).

“It’s not the ending we had in mind. But nothing but gratitude and love”, wrote Max Borenstein on X (ex-Twitter).

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Salli Richardson, executive producer and director of the season finale of the second season of ‘Winning Time’, also spoke on her Instagram about the cancellation of production. “When you give everything you have, you can’t regret it,” the director wrote. “I hope you enjoy the latest episode of ‘Lakers’. I’m sure I’ll be doing many more hours of TV and hopefully many more films in my future, but I can say that right now I’m very proud of the work we’ve accomplished. did this masterful show,” she wrote.

The series was produced by filmmaker Adam McKay (director of “Don’t Look Up”) and recreated with impeccable visuals and a comedic tone the golden era of the Los Angeles Lakers team, which dominated basketball in the 1980s.

The plot showed how a businessman named Jerry Buss managed to revolutionize the entire sport in 1979 by putting together an extremely popular and winning team, led by a rookie named Earvin “Magic” Johnson. John C. Reilly (“Magnolia”) plays Buss and newcomer Quincy Isaiah is Magic Johnson.

The cast also featured Oscar winner Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”) as champion technician Pat Riley, as well as Jason Clarke (“Oppernheimer”), Sally Field (“The Amazing Spider-Man”), Rob Morgan ( “Don’t Look Up”), Jason Segel (“How I Met Your Mother”) and many others.


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