“I don’t care who you are. If you’re a human being with two eyes and a heart, this game, this industry make you feel good,” Jerry Buss (John C. Reilly) says, but Jessie (Sally Field) wants to know, “What industry? Sweat socks?” No, he’s talking about show business.
Watch the trailer below to meet Quincy Isaiah’s Magic Johnson as the Lakers select him, the dynasty is built, and much more from the star-studded cast.
The series also stars Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman, Tracy Letts as Jack McKinney, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Julianne Nicholson as Cranny McKinney, Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tamera Tomakili as Earleatha “Cookie” Kelly, Brett Cullen as Bill Sharman, Stephen Adly Guirgis as Frank Mariani, Spencer Garrett as Chick Hearn, Sarah Ramos as Cheryl Pistono, Molly Gordon as Linda Zafrani, Joey Brooks as Lon Rosen, Delante Desouza as Michael Cooper, Jimel Atkins as Jamaal Wilkes, Austin Aaron as Mark Landsberger, Jon Young as Brad Holland, with Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr.
The 10-episode series premieres on Sunday, March 6, at 9/8c on HBO. It will also be available to stream on HBO Max. Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, it follows “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.”
Adam McKay serves as executive producer and directed the pilot. Max Borenstein is showrunner, executive producer, writer, and co-creator, while Jim Hecht is executive producer, writer, and co-creator. Also serving as executive producers are Kevin Messick, writer Rodney Barnes, Jason Shuman, and Scott Stephens.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Series Premiere, Sunday, March 6, 9/8c, HBO