Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty tips-off with a new trailer and teaser poster for season 2

This August will see the return of an all-star cast continuing the story of one of the most prolific sports teams of all time.

Last Updated on June 14, 2023

Return to The Forum for the continuing story of one of the most prolific sports dynasties ever. HBO has passed the new trailer for Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty over to a wide-open audience. Season 2 will be going further in-depth into the famous rivalry between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics with two of the NBA’s biggest superstars, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, at the forefront. Winning Time season one was a smash hit, despite some of the real Lakers players taking issue with the historical accuracy of the show. The Adam McKay-led series returns for its seven-episode second season SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.

The official synopsis from HBO read reads,
Season two continues to explore the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. This 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.

The cast for season two is an impressive array of actors, which include 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.

Credits for season two of the series include Executive producers Adam McKay and Kevin Messick for Hyperobject Industries; showrunner, executive producer, writer, and co-creator Max Borenstein; executive producer Scott Stephens; executive producer, writer, co-creator Jim Hecht; executive producer and writer Rodney Barnes; executive producer and director of episodes 1, 6, and 7 Salli Richardson-Whitfield; executive producer Jason Shuman.

Earlier this summer, another 80s-set film based on the true story of a budding NBA star was released with Air, a movie inspired by the major merchandising deal made by Nike and Chicago Bulls rookie Michael Jordan. Both projects tell of an incredible era for the sport that would produce an immeasurable amount of talent. Many of which would end up playing together on The Dream Team, representing the United States at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

Source: Warner Bros. Discovery

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