For fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, great news dropped today. A Lakers Hulu docuseries is coming out in 2022. The video streaming platform and the Lakers organization made the announcement at 10:00 AM on the west coast. Since ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary garnered so much attention and acclaim, fans have been asking for more. This is more.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 10, 2021
The docuseries will be split up into nine parts and will cover the last forty years of the Lakers franchise. Jeanie Buss, the CEO and controlling owner of the franchise will help lead the project along with director Antoine Fuqua. Fuqua was the director of Training Day (2001). Fuqua was also noted for directing popular music videos throughout the 1990s. He recently worked on What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali in conjunction with LeBron James and Maverick Carter in 2019.
Buss took to Twitter to share a message as well on the docuseries.
You will hear the true stories behind your favorite franchise. Thank you @Hulu for giving us the platform to share Dr. Buss’ vision for Los Angeles and the merging of sports and entertainment. #LakersDoc https://t.co/n4NVCd0lW5
— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) May 10, 2021
The Lakers are of course synonymous with professional basketball itself. When casual observers of sports think about the NBA, they usually think of the purple and gold Los Angeles team. Like the Yankees for baseball. This series could bring some interesting insights into the inner workings of not just the Lakers, but the evolution of basketball into what it is today. Fans should be excited about the series.
If it truly covers the last four decades of the organization that includes 11 of the Lakers championship teams and thousands of stories, highlights, and interesting characters along the way. Just think of all the Magic Johnson stories alone!