Jeanie Buss making workplace comedy inspired by Lakers' front office
The Los Angeles Lakers are getting "The Office" treatment.
Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss is teaming up with "The Office" star and executive producer Mindy Kaling on a workplace comedy for Netflix about the NBA organization's front office, according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. Buss and Kaling will both serve as executive producers alongside "Modern Family" writer and producer Elaine Ko, who also penned the untitled series.
The 10-episode series will follow fictional Lakers governor Eliza Reed as she juggles team ownership and family drama.
This is the third Lakers-inspired series in the works, joining HBO's 1980s Lakers drama and Hulu's nine-part docuseries about the team.