Series and movies based on biographies of famous people are common. You know biographical dramas one way or the other motivate us. It makes us feel like we can go through anything because there are many people out there who have been through the same situation. It makes us think ‘If they can, then why can’t we?’ ‘Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty’ is one such series that inspires us to do more.
‘Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty’ is an American biographical drama based on sports based on the famous 2014 book ‘Showtime’ by Jeff Pearlman. It is created by Jim Hecht and Max Borenstein. One of the most notable things about the series is its music which is done by Nicholas Britell and Robert Glasper. The opening theme of the series is ‘’My Favorite Mutiny’ by The Coup. Steeplechase Amusements, Jim Hecht Productions, Hyperobject Industries, and Jason Shuman Productions are the production companies. Warner Bros. Television Distribution handles the distribution.
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Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Season 2 Release Date
The first season of ‘Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty’ is aired on March 8, 2022, on HBO. It has a total of ten episodes with a running time of around an hour each. Season 1 has got a remarkable response from the audience and it has got 8.2 ratings. Well, what more do we want to expect for a second season right? Soon after the end of the first season, our enthusiastic audience is already waiting for the second season.
Fortunately, our creators have given us something to hold on to. They have kind of given us hints that there is a high chance that there will be season 2 for the series. Though they have not made any official announcements regarding season 2, we can accept it anytime soon. Let’s wait for further updates.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Season 2 Cast
The talented Francine Maisler is the casting director of the series. Hats off to him for his perfect choice of cast, which is one of the most important reasons for the success of the show.
The main characters are John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss, Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, Brett Cullen as Bill Sharman, Stephen Adly Guirgis as Frank Miriani, Spencer Garrett as Chick Hearn, Sarah Ramos as Cheryl Pistono, Molly Gordon as Linda Zafrani, Delante Desouza as Michael Cooper, Tracy Letts as Jack McKinney, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Joey Brooks as Lon Rosen
Julianne Nicholson as Cranny McKinney, Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman, DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tamera Tomakili as Earletha “Cookie” Kelly, Jimel Atkins as Jamaal Wilkes, Austin Aaron as Mark Landsberger, Jon Young as Brad Holland, Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr., and Sally Field as Jessie Buss.
Other characters are Michael Chiklis as Red Auerbach, LisaGay Hamilton as Christine Johnson, Michael O’Keefe as Jack Kent Cooke, Kate Arrington as JoAnn Mueller, Sean Patrick Small as Larry Bird, David Purdham as Larry O’Brien, Kirk Bovill as Donald Sterling, Rickey Eugene Brown as Quincy Johnson, Darone Okolie as Larry Johnson, Andy Hirsch as David Stern, Rachel Hilson as Cindy Day
Steve Harris as Dr. Thomas Day, Lola Kirke as Karen West, Carter Redwood as Brian, Lucy Walters as Beverly, Gillian Jacobs as Chris Riley, Rory Cochrane as Jerry Tarkanian, Danny Burstein as Vic Weiss, Ta’Nika Gibson as Debbie Allen, Terence Davis as Adrian Dantley, Rodney Barnes as Maurice, Nell Sherman as Maude, Wood Harris as Spencer Haywood, Newton Mayenge as Jim Chones, Edwin Hodge as Ron Boone, Ja’Quan Cole as Ron Carter,
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Season 2 Plot Summary
The story revolves around the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.
The series begins from scratch of the story. It says how the NBA dynasty laid its foundation. In 1979, the great businessman Jerry Buss uses his entire fortune and buys the NBA’s lackluster Los Angeles Lakers. He bought the team for $68 million in cash, just to purchase a failed team, and literally, everyone called him a madcap for spending this much on them.
The series continues by focusing on the personal lives of the players. The shows light on all the emotional trauma that the players go through, abusive family, love life, career, etc of the players. It focuses on the personal life and each player, and what it took, how much they struggled to finally become who they are, and win as a team.