Nicholas Britell (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Battle of the Sexes, Free State of Jones) is reteaming with Adam McKay on the HBO drama pilot Showtime. The pilot is directed by McKay, written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) and stars Jason Clarke, John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Solomon Hughes, Gaby Hoffmann, DeVaughn Nixon, Molly Gordon, Rob Morgan, Spencer Garrett, Kirk Bovill, Delante Desouza and Hadley Robinson. The series is inspired by Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s and centers on the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers and its management as they created one of sports’ most revered dynasties and a team that defined its era, both on and off the court. Borenstein are also executive producing the project with Kevin Messick (Daddy’s Home 2), Jim Hecht, Jason Shuman (Darkness Falls, Rebel in the Rye) and Scott Stephens (True Detective). Britell has previously collaborated with McKay on his last two features, The Big Short and Vice and on the HBO series Succession. HBO is expected to announce soon whether Showtime will be picked up to series.

As previously reported, Britell also has Barry Jenkins’ Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad and Benjamin Millepied’s Carmen coming up. He also recently scored David Michod’s The King, which is currently playing in theaters and will premiere on Netflix on November 1.

  1. Phil says:

    Looking forward to it. Britell ist undoubtedly one of the finest of the young batch of film composers.