‘Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty’ Cancelled By HBO

winning time cancelledSome unfortunate news for fans of the HBO Original Series ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ as HBO has cancelled the series after 2 seasons.

The news on the cancellation of the series was confirmed following last night’s season 2 finale by series creator Max Borenstein who posted on ‘X’ “Not the ending that we had in mind. But nothing but gratitude and love.” You can view the tweet/post from Borenstein below.

The series debuted last year on HBO and Max to solid viewership but lost notable viewership this year for its sophomore season. The series was based on the novel “Showtime” by Jeff Pearlman. Pearlman himself posted on social media earlier in the season’s run pleading fans to tune in for fear of cancellation but unfortunatley it was never able to reclaim the viewers lost from season one.

Season 2 credits for ‘Winning Time’ include Executive producers Adam McKay and Kevin Messick for Hyperobject Industries; showrunner, executive producer, writer, and co-creator Max Borenstein; executive producer Scott Stephens; executive producer, writer, co-creator Jim Hecht; executive producer and writer Rodney Barnes; executive producer and director of episodes 1, 6, and 7 Salli Richardson-Whitfield; executive producer Jason Shuman.

The season 2 cast included John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Adrien Brody, Jason Clarke, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Segel, Hadley Robinson, DeVaughn Nixon, Solomon Hughes, Tamera Tomakili, Brett Cullen, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Spencer Garrett, Molly Gordon, Joey Brooks, Delante Desouza, Jimel Atkins, Austin Aaron, McCabe Slye, Thomas Mann, Gillian Jacobs, with Michael Chiklis and Rob Morgan.

The second season of ‘Winning Time’ picked up just after the Finals in 1980 and continued through 1984, culminating in the first official rematch between two of the era’s greatest stars; Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

Were you a fan of ‘Winning Time’ and are you disappoined that the series won’t be returning for a third season? Don’t hesitate to sound off in the comments with your thoughts the series and its cancellation.

 

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