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Gillian Jacobs, Wood Harris To Join HBO's Already Star Studded Cast For LA Lakers Series
 

 

Gillian Jacobs and Wood Harris have both joined HBO’s upcoming drama series about the Los Angeles Lakers, Variety has learned.

The untitled series was ordered at HBO in December 2019. It is described as chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties, in what came to be called the Showtime Era.

Jacobs will appear as Chris Riley. Her husband Pat (Adrien Brody) might be the one wearing the whistle, but Chris Riley is the one with a plan. Therapist by trade, Chris Riley uses her emotional expertise and strategic genius to shape the Lakers into champions.

Harris will appear as Spencer Haywood. In 1970, Spencer Haywood took the NBA to the Supreme Court, winning the right to join the league before graduating college, therefore paving the way for future greats like Lebron James and Kobe Bryant. But the groundbreaking court case also won him a label: troublemaker. Haywood’s willingness to f*ght for his rights stymied the next 9 years of his career. Joining the Lakers roster reignites his hope for a championship win – but, first, he’ll have to face his own demons.

Jacobs is known for her roles on shows like NBC’s “Community,” “Love” at Netflix, and the recently released “Invincible” at Amazon. She has also starred in features such as “Life of the Party,” “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” and “I Used to Go Here.”

She is repped by UTA, Authentic, and LGNAFC.

Harris is no stranger to HBO audiences, having starred as Avon Barksdale in the premium cabler’s drama series “The Wire.” His other TV credits include “The Breaks,” “The New Edition Story,” “Empire,” and the upcoming series “Power Book III: Raising Kanan.” On the film side, he is known for roles in “Creed” and “Creed 2,” “Remember the Titans,” and “Blade Runner 2049.”

He is repped by Gersh and Artists First.

The series also stars: John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman, Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon, Molly Gordon as Linda Zafrani, Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr., Bo Burnham as Larry Bird, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Michael Chiklis as Red Auerbach, Sally Field as Jessie Buss, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, Spencer Garrett as Chick Hearn, Kirk Bovill as Donald Sterling, Delante Desouza as Michael Cooper, Stephen Adly Guirgis as Frank Mariani, Tamera Tomakili as Earletha “Cookie” Kelly, and Joey Brooks as Lon Rosen.

The show is based on Jeff Pearlman’s non-fiction book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.” Max Borenstein serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner. Adam McKay directed the pilot and executive produces through Hyperobject Industries. Kevin Messick of Hyperobject will also executive produce along with Jason Shuman. Jim Hecht co-wrote the story and will also executive produce. Scott Stephens will also executive produce along with Rodney Barnes.

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 1 month ago '06        #2
soso24  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Barksdale da GOAT
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 1 month ago '20        #3
DA BOOG MANE 
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Prime Gillian Jacobs in community


Still looking good now

This show gonna be crazy good
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 1 month ago '17        #4
3BossK  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
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I thought it was hulu not HBO

 1 month ago '04        #5
skillahmang 
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I dont know how to read



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 1 month ago '06        #6
Storchaveli  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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GOAT franchise. Lakers in 5.
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 1 month ago '16        #7
Boogersugar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Wood Harris is a living legend this show is going to be dope af and I don't even fu*k with the Lakers like that

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 1 month ago '18        #8
Signor  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x46
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 DA BOOG MANE said
Prime Gillian Jacobs in community


Still looking good now

This show gonna be crazy good
And she is a teetotaller
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 1 month ago '09        #9
LOONATIK  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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sh*t is going to be PIFF
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 1 month ago '17        #10
dubsax 
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 skillahmang said
So wood harris is going to play a HighSchooler

learn to read he was signed to the lakers 9 years after being drafted
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 1 month ago '04        #11
skillahmang 
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 dubsax said
learn to read he was signed to the lakers 9 years after being drafted
Ok thanks. Going to work on it.

 1 month ago '09        #12
whodatb1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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They got this movie (not authorize by the buss family or the lakers franchise) AND a 9 part docuseries (buss and lakers involved) coming to hulu....

Us laker fans eating....
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 1 month ago '07        #13
ptwist  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 dubsax said
learn to read he was signed to the lakers 9 years after being drafted
Eh, good thing Harris got good genes and has an athletic background in the roles he has portrayed... But he's still 50 playing a role that was 20 years younger at the time that happened.

Good acting will overcome anything, but curious how they tell the story.
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 1 month ago '20        #14
Big Bad Cobra  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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The underrated legend

He’s in 50s new show also
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 1 month ago '06        #15
imthatinfamous  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 DA BOOG MANE said
Prime Gillian Jacobs in community


Still looking good now

This show gonna be crazy good
Gillian showing off the girls in Choke
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 1 month ago '04        #16
vagangster 
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I watch anything that Wood Harris is in. Im crazy hyped for this one
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 1 month ago '15        #17
Hellmatic 
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Spencer haywood fu*ked up taking the nike lump sum instead of stock. He woulda had fu*k you cash now
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 1 month ago '04        #18
Dash  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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shyt finna be fire ....


i wish david simon from the wire/the duece was working on it tho
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 1 month ago '04        #19
nitetrain8601  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Wood Harris? Breh has yet to be in something wack. He could be playing John Starks and I’d still watch it.
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