“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” is set to make a return for Season 2 on Showmax August 7th.
Season 2 of “Winning Time” will consist of seven episodes, three episodes fewer than the previous season.
The season premieres on Monday, August 7th, (Showmax) with one new episode airing every week until the season finale on Monday, September 18th.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Season 2 is a must-watch for basketball enthusiasts, ’80s aficionados, and anyone craving an extraordinary television experience. This lavishly produced and insightful series takes us on a captivating journey through the rise of the Lakers dynasty.
“Winning Time” is more than just a sports drama. It delves deep into the personal lives of the players, providing an enthralling peek behind the curtain of NBA’s behind-the-scenes drama.
The series introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters, from the larger-than-life Jerry Buss to the enigmatic Magic Johnson.
Visually stunning, “Winning Time” transports us back to the ’80s with its rich aesthetic.
The top-notch cinematography, spot-on costumes, and meticulously designed sets add authenticity to the era. The icing on the cake is the fantastic soundtrack, featuring a blend of classic ’80s hits and original music.
Drawing inspiration from Jeff Pearlman’s influential book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s,” the season finale of “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” transported us back to the unforgettable moments of 1980.
With Magic savoring the championship victory, Kareem contemplating the team’s future, and Jerry Buss envisioning continued success, the thrilling conclusion of the first season in 2022 left viewers enthralled with both on-court and off-court drama.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
Season 2 Returns with more VHS-Style Fun.
As the VHS/old film veneer transports viewers back to the era of chest hair and bushy moustaches, the stakes are higher than ever.
In “Winning Time” Season 2, the Lakers find themselves transcending their sport and becoming an entire cultural epoch.
The series delves deeper into the dynamics and challenges faced by the team in the aftermath of their historic 1980 Finals victory.
The first season of “Winning Time” received widespread acclaim, boasting an impressive 85% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.3/10 rating on IMDb.
Fans and critics alike lauded the gripping storytelling, stellar performances, and meticulous attention to detail in recreating the ’80s basketball scene.
Season 1 garnered well-deserved accolades, including a 2023 Satellite Award for Best Ensemble: Television and a Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor, awarded to Wood Harris for his portrayal of Spencer Haywood.
The series also received an Emmy nomination for its outstanding cinematography.
The returning cast for Season 2 includes Oscar nominee John C. Reilly, who portrays team owner Jerry Buss, and Oscar winner Sally Field, playing Jerry’s mother, Jessie Buss.
Also returning are Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Critics Choice Award winner Jason Segel, and Emmy nominee Gaby Hoffman. Joining the cast is Emmy winner Michael Chiklis.