The ins and outs of the Los Angeles Lakers board will be the basis of a comedy being prepared by screenwriter, actress and producer Mindy Kaling for Netflix.
The digital giant announced this Friday in a statement its plans for this series still without title and in which will be involved as executive producer Jeanie Buss, president and co-owner of the Lakers.
With ten episodes, this series will revolve around Eliza Reed, who has to deal with the family and business problems that come from leading a team with the glamor and importance of the Lakers.
Netflix series will be inspired by the Buss family, who first with the late Jerry Buss and then with his daughter Jeanie has been pulling the strings for the Lakers since 1979.
Mindy Kaling, who rose to fame with “The Office” (2005-2013), will appear as executive producer of this comedy.
He has also made his mark in series such as “The Mindy Project” (2012-2017) and in films such as “Late Night” (2019).
In addition, Elaine Ko, who worked as a writer and producer on “Modern Family” (2009-2020), will be the “showrunner” (head of a series).
This comedy for Netflix It’s not the only recent TV project to portray the purple and gold team of American basketball on the small screen.
A) Yes, HBO is preparing a drama series focused on the legendary Lakers of the 80s, a brilliant time for the team known as “Showtime” for the spectacular and explosive basketball they practiced.
Actors Quincy Isaiah (“Magic” Johnson), Solomon Hughes (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), John C. Reilly (Jerry Buss), Jason Clarke (Jerry West) and Adrien Brody (Pat Riley) form the cast of this series, inspired in the book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s”, which Jeff Pearlman wrote.
The director Adam McKay, winner of the Oscar for best original screenplay for “The Great Bet” (2015), directed the pilot episode and will also executive produce this series.
The Lakers won the ring last season in the “bubble” of Orlando (USA) and thus equaled the historical record of 17 NBA titles of their great rivals, the Boston Celtics.
However, this year they will not be able to revalidate their championship since, greatly affected by the injuries of their stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs against the Phoenix Suns (4-2).