A new comedy series based around the Los Angeles Lakers front office is coming to Netflix.The streaming service just ordered ten episodes of the untitled series with Elaine Ko set to write the series and Mindy Kailing serving as executive producer according to Variety.
The new show will follow fictional team governor Eliza Reed and her best friend as they navigate the challenges of managing an NBA front office. Fans can expect the series to draw inspiration from the real challenges and relationships in the Lakers front office as Lakers president Jeanie Buss will be acting as an executive producer for the project alongside Lakers executive director Linda Rambis.
Elaine Ko, the show’s writer, previously wrote for the Emmy winning ABC series “Modern Family”. She is also credited with directing two episodes of the award winning series. Other popular series she has written for include “Family Guy” and “Do Not Disturb”.
For Kailing, the new series only strengthens her continuing business relationship with Netflix. Just last year the streaming service launched the series “Never Have I Ever”, a sitcom created by Kailing. That series will be premiering it’s second season in July.
As for Lakers, this new comedy series with Netflix only continues their efforts of becoming more directly involved in film and television. In May, the Lakers organization partnered with Hulu to produce a nine-part docuseries on the iconic franchise.
Be sure to stay tuned to Athletes Creative Trap for future updates on this new project from Netflix and the Lakers.