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[09/12/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 12
Updates include: J.J. Abrams to stay put at WarnerMedia with massive overall deal; Michael McKean, Ken Watanabe sign onto HBO Max projects; and HBO casts its Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for "Showtime" pilot.

[09/10/19 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 10
Updates include: John C. Reilly to replace Michael Shannon as Jerry Buss in HBO's "Showtime" pilot; Ricardo Chavira, Gabriel Chavarria tapped for Netflix's "Selena: The Series"; and Hope Davis boards "Your Honor" at Showtime.

[08/23/19 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 23
Updates include: Michael Shannon cast as Jerry Buss in HBO's "Showtime" pilot; Ming-Na Wen cast in "The Mandalorian" at Disney+; and Jonny Umansky to bring "Serendipity" to NBC.

[08/01/19 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 1
Updates include: Jason Clarke to play Jerry West in HBO's "Showtime"; JoAnna Garcia Swisher signs onto Netflix's "Sweet Magnolias"; and Sean "Big Sean" Anderson rounds out cast of BET's "Twenties."

[04/23/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 23
Updates include: Laura Donnelly first to board HBO's "The Nevers"; Harry Lloyd bound for USA's "Brave New World"; and HBO pilots potential 1980s L.A. Lakers series from Adam McKay.







SHOWTIME (HBO)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/23/19 - 9/12/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
drama chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s L.A. Lakers, one of sports' most revered and dominant dynasties - a team that defined its era, both on and off the court
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jason Clarke as Jerry West
· John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss
· Michael Shannon as Jerry Buss (Originally Cast)
· Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson
· Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam McKay as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jason Shuman as EP
· Jeff Pearlman as BOOK
· Jim Hecht as CRTR/EP
· Kevin Messick as EP
· Max Borenstein as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available