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HBO Gives Series Order to The Untitled Lakers Project

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HBO has given a series order to The Untitled Lakers Project, a fast-break drama series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties – a team that defined its era, both on and off the court, it was announced today by Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming.

“Alongside Adam McKay and Max Borenstein, HBO couldn’t be more thrilled to examine one of professional sports’ most beloved empires,” says Orsi. “Across 1980s Los Angeles, we’ll experience the exhilarating ride of a team that dominated a decade of basketball and watch them not only achieve iconic status but transform the sport in every way.”

The pilot is directed and executive produced by Adam McKay for Hyperobject Industries. The Lakers Project is executive produced by Kevin Messick for Hyperobject Industries, and written and executive produced by Max Borenstein. The story is co-written and executive produced by Jim Hecht. The project is also executive produced by Jason Shuman, Scott Stephens and Rodney Barnes.

The project is based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.

Hyperobject Industries is the new multi-platform production company from Academy Award-winning writer-director-producer Adam McKay. The team includes McKay’s longtime producer Kevin Messick and producers Todd Schulman and Betsy Koch. The Untitled Lakers Project marks the first limited series, under Hyperobject Industries’ recently announced five-year, first look television deal with HBO, to develop content for both HBO and HBO Max.

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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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