May 10, 2021

Lakers 9-Part Documentary Series to Debut on Hulu in 2022

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting "The Last Dance"treatment. 

The Lakers announced Monday that a nine-part documentary series that covers the history of the franchise will debut on Hulu in 2022. 

The series will feature interviews with more than 35 people associated with the organization, including Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Beginning with original Lakers owner Jerry Buss acquiring the team in 1979, the docuseries is set to cover all major milestones of the iconic franchise from Buss building and sustaining a global powerhouse to the legendary "Showtime" era to the Kobe Bryant-O'Neal feud to the franchise's 2020 championship with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

“Even in his wildest dreams, my father could not have imagined what the next decades would bring for our organization, our league and our city of Los Angeles," Lakers president Jeanie Buss said in a statement. "I am thrilled that the true story of the Lakers will finally be shared with the world.”

The series comes as another Lakers-centered project is also in the works. A scripted HBO drama from Adam McKay starring Adrien Brody and John C. Reilly is currently filming, based off Jeff Pearlman’s book "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s."

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