Successful Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty has come to an finish.
After the second season finale Sunday, Creator Max Borenstein confirmed the information on X.
“Not the ending that we had in mind,” he wrote. “But nothing but gratitude and love.”
Director Salli Richardson adopted up on Instagram with “When you give it everything you’ve got, you can have no regrets. I hope you enjoy the last episode of @winningtimehbo I am sure I will do many more hours of TV and hopefully many features in my future, but I can say that at this moment in time I am most proud of the work we did on this masterful show.”
The second season of Successful Time returned to HBO Aug. 6 with 629,000 whole viewers throughout Max and linear telecasts. That was a fall from grace, contemplating the 901,000 individuals who tuned in for the Season 1 debut in March 2022. By Could of that 12 months, Season 1 managed to amass 1.6M same-day viewers for the finale. (Though, it may be value nothing that Season 1 additionally most definitely benefitted from the thrill of March Insanity, when basketball is already prime of thoughts for audiences.)
The HBO collection is predicated on Jeff Pearlman’s e book, Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the Nineteen Eighties. The present’s sophomore run targeted on the interval simply after the 1980 NBA Finals by 1984, culminating within the first skilled rematch of the period’s best stars: Magic (Quincy Isaiah) and the Boston Celtics’ Larry Chicken (Sean Patrick Small).
Final month, Pearlman went on X to implore of us to take a look at the second season. “I’m telling you — the future of “Winning Time” hangs within the steadiness,” Pearlman tweeted. “We need viewers. The strikes are crippling. Please help spread the word. Season 2 is amazing. But … HBO is big on #s,” he wrote.
Adrien Brody, John C. Reilly, Michael Chiklis), and Jason Segel star in Successful Time, alongside Jason Clarke, Gaby Hoffmann, 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 and Rob Morgan.
The manager producers are author/co-creators Borenstein and Jim Hecht, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Scott Stephens, Rodney Barnes, director Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Jason Shuman.