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HBO Working on a Scripted Drama about the Showtime Lakers
A scripted drama covering the “Showtime” Lakers, which won five championships in the 80s behind the talents of all-time greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, has picked up a pilot order from HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project is reportedly based on Jeff Pearlman’s book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.
The title for the series will be, of course, “Showtime.” _
HBO described the project as “a fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. Sexism, racism, tragedy, redemption, no-look passes and a giant cultural shift in America “I can’t wait to start filming” said Producer, Adam McKay
(via Yahoo Sports | The Hollywood Reporter)