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Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is a fast-break drama series that goes back in time to chronicle the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties.

Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book, Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers, and executive produced by Adam McKay, the show takes a look at a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.

The ensemble cast includes: John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Quincy Isaiah, Sally Field, and Jason Segel, among many others. 

McKay directed the pilot, and joining him from Hyperobject Industries is Executive Producer Kevin Messick. Max Borenstein serves as Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer, and Co-Creator. Jim Hecht is Co-Writer of Story, Executive Producer, and Co-Creator. Jason Shuman, Scott Stephens, and Rodney Barnes also serve as Executive Producers.

VFX Personnel

  • Ray McIntyre Jr.
  • Victor DiMichina
  • Javier Menéndex Platas
  • Damien Stantina

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Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty