Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (HBO)


The can’t-call-it Showtime drama already had our attention given its broad franchise appeal (Mamba Forever) and impressive cast. Only now we may be more interested in the drama that led longtime friends and collaborators Will Ferrell and Winning Time exec producer Adam McKay (HBO’s Succession, Step Brothers) to take a serious time out.

The press has been obsessed with McKay’s story that he recast Ferrell with John C. Reilly and will continue to be asked about it. Will it prompt to a response from Ferrell, who first cited “bandwidth” as the reason for the creative split? Either way, we can’t wait for tipoff.


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