HBO is previewing two of its series today, including the third season of My Brilliant Friend and the debut of drama series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. You can watch the My Brilliant Friend and Winning Time trailers below and you’ll find a ton of posters for the latter underneath!
The eight-episode third season of My Brilliant Friend, titled My Brilliant Friend: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, is based on the third book in Elena Ferrante’s quadrilogy (check prices at Amazon) and premieres Monday, February 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).
My Brilliant Friend follows Elena Greco and the most important friend in her life, Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila.
They met in the first year of primary school in 1950 and their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives and explores the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend and — in a way — both her best friend and her worst enemy.
My Brilliant Friend, My Brilliant Friend: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay is a series by Daniele Luchetti. An HBO-RAI Series, the third season is based on the bestselling novel by Elena Ferrante published in the U.S. by Europa Editions.
The series is a The Apartment, Fremantle, Wildside and Fandango Production. The series is produced by Lorenzo Mieli for Fremantle, The Apartment and Wildside (both Fremantle companies) and by Domenico Procacci for Fandango.
The story and screenplays are by Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio Costanzo. Among others, Paolo Sorrentino and Jennifer Schuur are the executive producers.
Fremantle is the international distributor in association with RAI Com.
Consisting of ten episodes, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty debuts Sunday, March 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
Winning Time is a fast-break series about the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties – a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.
The ensemble cast includes John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss, Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman, Tracy Letts as Jack McKinney, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, and Julianne Nicholson as Cranny McKinney.
Also on board are Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tamera Tomakili as Earleatha “Cookie” Kelly, Brett Cullen as Bill Sharman, Stephen Adly Guirgis as Frank Mariani, Spencer Garrett as Chick Hearn, and Sarah Ramos as Cheryl Pistono.
The cast is rounded out by Molly Gordon as Linda Zafrani, Joey Brooks as Lon Rosen, Delante Desouza as Michael Cooper, Jimel Atkins as Jamaal Wilkes, Austin Aaron as Mark Landsberger, Jon Young as Brad Holland, with Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr. and Sally Field as Jessie Buss.
Adam McKay serves as executive producer and is also directing the pilot, and joining him from Hyperobject Industries is executive producer Kevin Messick. Max Borenstein serves as showrunner, executive producer, writer, and co-creator.
Jim Hecht is executive producer, writer, and co-creator. Rodney Barnes serves as executive producer and writer. Jason Shuman and Scott Stephens also serve as executive producers.
Based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s written by Jeff Pearlman.