Winning Time Season 2: Renewed or Cancelled? Let’s check out about its release date, cast and plot synopsis.
WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY has been renewed for a second season on HBO. The fast-break series, based on Jeff Pearlman’s book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s,” follows the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.
Max Borenstein and Jim Hecht devised the sports drama series “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.” It’s a fictionalised account of the Los Angeles Lakers’ dramatic climb to prominence and success in the NBA under owner Jerry Buss. The first season of the show debuted in March 2022, and it follows the Los Angeles Lakers during their 1979-80 NBA season.
Critics have praised the series, and it has swiftly gathered a devoted following. From the debut to the climax, the sports drama nearly doubled its audience. With the first season completed, viewers must be eager to see whether the show will be renewed for a second season. Allow us to share what we know about season 2 of ‘Winning Time’!
The dynasty continues. #WinningTime will return for a second season. Never been prouder of a show and the group of us who left it all out on the floor to make it. The truest and fullest labor of love. And thanks to @hbo, now we get to do it all again! ❤️🏀🔥 pic.twitter.com/T9VlQ3ixS6
— Max Borenstein (@MAXBORENSTEIN) April 7, 2022
Release Date for Winning Time Season 2
Season 1 of ‘Winning Time’ began on HBO on March 6, 2022, and ended on May 8, 2022. There are ten episodes in the first season, each lasting 54-59 minutes.
We have some great news for the show’s second season! HBO announced on April 7, 2022, that the series had been renewed for a second season. With such positive reviews and ratings, it’s no wonder that the parent network wants to cash in on the show’s popularity.
“This series not only depicts the thrilling narrative of the Lakers’ growth, but is also a look back at a transformative moment in basketball, celebrity, and the city of Los Angeles,” HBO’s Executive Vice President of Programming Francesca Orsi said in a statement to the press. We’re excited to watch how this group tells the next chapter of this dynasty.”
With that said, fans should expect to see more of the LA Lakers’ “Showtime” Era on their television screens. The second season’s release date, however, has yet to be revealed. The show’s creative staff is most likely plotting the new season right now, considering the second season was commissioned while the first was still airing. As a result, production should start soon. As a result, the second season of ‘Winning Time’ will premiere in the first quarter of 2023.
Winning Time Season 2 Expected Cast Details
- John C. Reilly (Jerry Buss),
- Quincy Isaiah (Magic Johnson),
- Jason Clarke (Jerry West),
- Adrien Brody (Pat Riley),
- Gaby Hoffmann (Claire Rothman)
- Tracy Letts (Jack McKinney),
- Jason Segel (Paul Westhead),
- Hadley Robinson (Jeanie Buss),
- Solomon Hughes (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)
- DeVaughn Nixon (Norm Nixon),
- Tamera Tomakili (Earletha “Cookie” Kelly),
- Delante Desouza (Michael Cooper),
- Spencer Garrett (Chick Hearn)
- Julianne Nicholson (Cranny McKinney),
- Brett Cullen (Bill Sharman),
- Stephen Adly Guirgis (Frank Mariani),
- Jimel Atkins (Jamaal Wilkes),
- Rob Morgan (Earvin Johnson Sr.),
- Sally Field (Jessie Buss).
The majority of the main cast members are expected to return for the second season. Sally Field, on the other hand, is unlikely to appear, considering her character’s death in season 1 episode 9.
Michael Chiklis (Red Auerbach), Sean Patrick Small (Larry Bird), Andy Hirsch (David Stern), and James Lesure (Julius Erving) are among the recurring cast members who are expected to reprise their roles. At the same time, additional cast members for season 2 may be announced.
What is the Plot of Winning Time Season 2?
‘Winning Time’ follows Jerry Buss when he purchases the Los Angeles Lakers and draughts rookie Magic Johnson in the first season. Magic becomes an essential player for the team in his debut season, forming a great partnership with captain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Despite numerous obstacles and a complicated coaching scenario, the Lakers made it to the NBA Finals in 1980. In Abdul-absence Jabbar’s due to injury, Magic leads the club to the NBA championship in the season finale.
The Lakers’ 1980-81 season under coach Paul Westhead and his assistant, Pat Riley, will most likely be the focus of the second season. It could emphasise the team’s shifting style of play under Westhead, as well as the consequences of Magic Johnson’s injury. On the other hand, we might get a better look at Magic’s connection with Cookie and his rivalry with Larry Bird.