HBO Renews Winning Time: The Rise of The Lakers Dynasty For Season 2

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Winning Time: The Rise of The Lakers Dynasty has been given a Season 2 renewal. The series, based on the book “Showtime: magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Dynasty of the 1980s” by Jeff Pearlman, follows the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Lakers.

“It’s been a thrill to bring Winning Time to life with Adam McKay, Max Borenstein, our phenomenal producing team, and this incredible cast,” HBO Programming evp Francesca Orsi said in a statement. “This series not only tells the riveting story of the Lakers’ rise, but is also a look back at a transformative era in basketball, celebrity, and the city of Los Angeles. We can’t wait to see how this team will tell the next chapter of this dynasty.”

Sunday’s fifth episode delivered a series viewership high of 1.2 million viewers across platforms on premiere night, a 37% increase from the first episode.


Winning Time stars John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Gaby Hoffmann, Tracy Letts, Jason Segel, Julianne Nicholson, Hadley Robinson, DeVaughn Nixon, Solomon Hughes, Tamera Tomakili, Brett Cullen, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Spencer Garrett, Sarah Ramos, Molly Gordon, Joey Brooks, Delante Desouza, Jimel Atkins, Austin Aaron, Jon Young with Rob Morgan and Sally Field.