The Ultimate Buzzer: HBO’s “Profitable Time” Concludes Its Dynasty Drama

HBO’s acclaimed Lakers dynasty drama, “Profitable Time,” has introduced that its season-two finale may even function the sequence finale. There have been hints about this earlier within the season and producers additionally took proactive steps to organize for a potential untimely conclusion. Nonetheless, the information did catch a variety of followers off guard. 

HBO’s determination was not completely unexpected. Community executives subtly indicated that the sequence was not gaining the momentum required for a renewal through the early levels of season two. Whereas a 3rd season was anticipated, the delicate hints prompted some individuals concerned with the present to share their considerations on social media.

The unique season two finale was supposed to finish with the Lakers’ heartbreaking defeat within the 1984 NBA Finals. However, HBO’s superior discover a couple of potential cancellation supplied the workforce with the chance to create another ending. The aired model of the season finale ended with a scene the place workforce proprietor Jerry Buss (performed by John C. Reilly) and his daughter Jeanie (portrayed by Hadley Robinson) share imaginative and prescient for the Lakers’ future. That is adopted by  a montage set to Pat Benatar’s “Shadows of the Night time,” offering updates on the real-life characters depicted within the present.   

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Government producer Kevin Messick revealed that discussions a couple of third season had been underway however plans had been disrupted by the WGA and SAG strikes. In actual fact, the strikes through the launch of season 2 affected the promotional efforts. 

Whereas “Profitable Time” did not make clear each facet and each achievement of Magic Johnson’s life together with all Lakers legends, the present has constructed a legacy for itself. It succeeded in mixing sports activities historical past, drama, and character exploration. There have been extra tales to inform, extra occasions to discover. Because of the producer’s foresight, the present had a good ending.