Adam McKay is taking his talents back to HBO and his first subject is… Showtime. The Showtime Lakers, to be exact.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, McKay is working on a scripted drama about the Lakers dynasty in the 1980s. The script will be based on Jeff Pearlman’s book about the team — Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.
The scripted drama will be Adam McKay’s first project since splitting his creative partner Will Ferrell. It seems important to note that McKay wasn’t involved in 2008’s Semi-Pro, which featured Ferrell as owner/player Jackie Moon. Which really is too bad. But what’s perhaps most interesting about the show is that, according to THR, they’re debating having real Lakers players of the era appear as actors on the show.