– Winning Time has been cancelled after only two seasons
– No season 3 for HBO‘s drama series based on LA Lakers NBA dynasty
– Show’s creators are grateful to HBO for the opportunity to tell a complete story
HBO has decided to cancel the drama series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty after just two seasons. The series, focused on the story of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA dynasty in the 1980s, will not be returning for a third season.
Although the show received generally positive reviews from both critics and viewers, it seems the channel felt the story had run its course. In a statement provided by the show’s creators, Max Borenstein and Jim Hecht, they expressed gratitude to HBO for allowing them to bring the project to life. “We are deeply thankful to HBO for giving us the opportunity to tell a complete story that stands on its own,” said Borenstein and Hecht.
The ten-episode series captured the excitement and drama of the Lakers’ dynasty, including Magic Johnson’s arrival, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s iconic skyhook, and the team’s rise to prominence during an era of extraordinary change in American society. The cast boasted an impressive ensemble, including John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Solomon Hughes, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, and Sally Field.
Although the cancellation may disappoint fans of the series, it appears the creators feel satisfied that they were able to give a complete and satisfying account of this important chapter in basketball history.