The HBO Original drama series WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY returns for its seven-episode second season SUNDAY, AUGUST 06 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.
Sadly, this site wasn’t able to review Season One which began on March 06 and went to May 08, 2022 for ten episodes but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to notify the show’s fans that this sports drama is back in play for another season soon. The series, of course, is all about the wow factor generated by the b-ball talents of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. Even though the show has been criticized for extreme liberties of historical facts, which might be tightened up in this next season as a consequence, you still can get caught up in all the excitement, energy and ego that was the Showtime era of basketball.
Season Two is said to continue exploring the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. The season hones in on the period just after the Finals in 1980 through 1984, culminating in the first professional rematch of the era’s greatest stars: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
Its Hoops History (tweaked for TV) starring John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Adrien Brody, Jason Clarke, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Segel, Hadley Robinson, DeVaughn Nixon, Solomon Hughes, Tamera Tomakili, Brett Cullen, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Spencer Garrett, Molly Gordon, Joey Brooks, Delante Desouza, Jimel Atkins, Austin Aaron, McCabe Slye, Thomas Mann, Gillian Jacobs, with Michael Chiklis and Rob Morgan.
Co-creator Max Borenstein, alongside Jim Hecht, said “This is a series about a dynasty. And what comes after winning that first is not just winning another. It’s exponentially harder. Everything that comes with winning and celebrity and all of the sort of challenges — especially in this moment in the ’80s — Magic and his nemesis Bird. This next season is going to be, you know, taking the same pace that this first season did, roughly, to tell the next piece of the story, which involves Paul Westhead and Pat Riley, and a struggle Magic has that next year, and Jerry West’s next step in the direction of becoming the general manager.”
They all come back at ya, August 06 in WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY.