The premiere episode of HBO’s “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” has been a fun and sometimes controversial examination of the “Showtime” time period of the Lakers that included NBA legends like Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The series hasn’t just been concerned with the players who led the team to glory in championships. “Winning Time” has presented the semi-fictionalized tales that include Jerry Buss, Jack McKinney, Paul Westhead and Pat Riley. Then there’s Jerry West, who was so unhappy with the way he was depicted that the actor wanted an apology, and retract. Abdul-Jabbar expressed his displeasure with the program, stating that the show was “lacking in both substance and humor. “
Despite these critiques, “Winning Time” has been a hit among the public and critics alike. on Rotten Tomatoes, the show has an 84-point critical score percent, and an audience rating of 85 percent and its audience has been increasing in the course of Season 1 has been progressing.
It’s no surprise it’s not surprising that HBO is looking to include more gold and purple to its schedule of programming.
Is there going to be a season 2 of “Winning Time”?
HBO announced the month before that it would be renewing “Winning Time” for another season. Season 2’s Season 2 pickup was announced shortly after the airing episode 5, which captivated the attention of 1.2 million viewers across various platforms, as per HBO.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to bring “Winning Time” to life through the executive producers Adam McKay, Max Borenstein and our incredible production team, and our incredible team,” said Francesca Orsi the executive vice director for HBO programming. “This show not only tells the gripping tale of the Laker’s ascendance and fall, but also provides an examination of an era of change in basketball as well as the celebrity and Los Angeles city.” Los Angeles.
“We are eager to see what this team will write their next story of the Dynasty.”
“Winning Time’ Season 2 release date
HBO hasn’t yet announced the exact date for when season 2 of “Winning Time” will start filming or premiere on the network.
‘Winning Time’ Season 2 plot details
“Winning Time” is inspired by Jeffrey Pearlman’s novel “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.” Season 1 only focuses on the 1979-80 season which culminated with the Lakers winning against the 76ers at the NBA Finals, and the show is certainly not deficient in material for additional seasons.
HBO is also signed an option to the follow-up book by Pearlman “Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil as well as the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty,” which examines Los Angeles’ run in the mid-1990s and the early 2000s. It could also allow the makers on “Winning time” to look into the Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant era.
“Being being able to tell the tale of the city and its time period and then transitioning into a new period would be amazing,” Borenstein said of the possibilities for the future of the series ( via The Hollywood Reporter). “I would like to get the chance to continue doing this, and I am willing to change the direction and determine what the exact method will be. There’s a lot of information to be sure.”
“Winning Time”‘s the cast
- John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss
- Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson
- Jason Clarke as Jerry West
- Adrien Brody in the role of Pat Riley
- Gaby Hoffmann in the role of Claire Rothman
- Tracey Letts as Jack McKinney
- Jason Segel as Paul Westhead
- Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss
- Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Tamera Tomakili in the role of “Cookie” Kelly
- DeVaughn Nixon Norm Nixon
- Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr.
- Sally Field as Jessie Buss
- Julianne Nicholson as Cranny McKinney
“Winning Time Season 1 episodes
The entire series from “Winning Time” are available for streaming through HBO Max.
- Episode 1 “The Swan” (originally broadcast on the 6th of March)
- Episode 2: “Is That All There Is?” (March 13)
- Episode 3: “The Good Life” (March 20)
- Episode 4: “Who the F- are you? Jack McKinney” (March 27)
- Episode 5: “Pieces of a Man” (April 3)
- Episode 6: “Memento Mori” (April 10)
- Episode 7: “Invisible Man” (April 17)
- Episode 8: “California Dreaming” (April 24)
- Episode 9: “Acceptable Loss” (May 1)
- Episode 10: “Promised Land” (May 8)