HBO has ordered a pilot for a scripted drama based on Jeff Pearlman's nonfiction book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. Adam McKay will produce the project and direct the pilot.
"Jeff Pearlman's book and Max Borenstein's script of the story of the Showtime Lakers really knocked me over. Sexism, racism, tragedy, redemption, no-look passes and a giant cultural shift in America... I can’t wait to start filming," McKay said Tuesday in a statement.
McKay has already begun exploring casting options for Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Pat Riley.