Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers – Hulu confirms the release date of docuseries

July 21, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
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This article discusses the Hulu documentary series Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers and will include details of the release date.

The LA Lakers have become an insightful franchise to analyze of late. Hulu has decided to commission a docuseries on them, which will delight sports fans, and admirers of the team too.

Hulu documentary series Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers premise

Courtesy of Hulu — “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this 10-part documentary series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it. When charismatic real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers in a wildly risky and complex business deal, nobody could’ve predicted just how much success was to come. Kicking off the “Showtime” era in 1979, the notorious L.A.-playboy pioneered the business of basketball. He raised the price of floor seats, introduced dancers and a live band, opened an exclusive private club inside the arena, and cultivated famous fans in Hollywood. Over the last 40 years, the team captured 11 titles and retired the jerseys of some of the NBA’s most legendary players.

Today, Dr. Buss’s empire is now worth more than $5 billion. But all of that success did not come easy. Along with notorious feuds, career-ending illnesses, and a bevy of insurmountable on-court obstacles, the Lakers have also weathered intense drama off the court – within Dr. Buss’s own family. Running the franchise as a “mom and pop” operation, Dr. Buss gave his children front office jobs with the understanding they would, someday, inherit his kingdom. But sibling rivalry, interpersonal conflict, and corporate unrest threatened to destroy everything Dr. Buss worked so hard to build. Ultimately, “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” is about family, business, and power –and how all three must be harnessed to achieve greatness.

Thoughts on the premise

There is no surprise with the premise, but the angle of the “family business” turning into a dynasty is certainly intriguing. Sports fans will be intrigued by how success came and the business dealings that were created behind the scenes in such complex environments. We are excited about this one.

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers release date

The Hulu documentary series will premiere with two episodes on Monday, August 15, 2022. Single episodes will be released every Monday thereafter.

Where to watch online

Viewers can watch this documentary series with a subscription to Hulu.

How many episodes will Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers have?

In total, the documentary series will have 10 episodes, with the streaming service releasing chapters weekly.

The team behind the series

  • Lakers CEO and controlling owner Jeanie Buss executive produces the series alongside director Antoine Fuqua.
  • Other executive producers include Haven Entertainment’s Kevin Mann, Michael Mann, and Brendan Bragg, Los Angeles Media Fund’s (LAMF) Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman, and longtime Lakers senior executive Linda Rambis.
  • Rounding out the team are Emmy Award-winning editors Jake Pushinsky and executive producer/writer Steven Leckart.

As you can see, there’s a lot of experience behind this docuseries, which makes it very promising.

Is there a trailer?

There’s a teaser — check it out:

What do you think of the Hulu documentary series Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers so far? Will you be adding it to your watchlist? Comment below.