Binge and Kayo Sports streaming platforms have teamed up to deliver the first episode of the new drama series, Buying Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty to sports fans across the country.
The new series will be available for free on Kayo Freebies beginning Thursday, April 14, the day before the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and will be available for 30 days. All 10 episodes will be available to stream on Binge with new episodes released weekly.
The opening episode of the new hit series will be based on the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers – one of the sport’s most revered and dominant dynasties.
The 10-episode drama series, produced by Adam McKay (Succession, half-brothers), is based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty of the 1980s written by Jeff Pearlmanand stars John C. Reilly like Jerry Buss.
executive director of Binge, Alison Hurbert-Burns, said, “This show has all the ingredients. It’s packed with drama, based on one of the greatest and most universally beloved sports dynasties of all time and is created by and stars the biggest names in television.
“We know Australians are a nation of sports enthusiasts, and with the growing interest in basketball and the NBA, we wanted to work with Kayo as the sports streaming house, to help bring this show to fans. Across the country. And what better time to do it, as people go away for the Easter holidays and have more time to watch their favorite sports and shows, and if they like episode 1, they can watch the whole series on BINGE.
The ensemble cast includes Adrian Brody like Pat Riley, Gaby Hoffman like Claire Rothman, Jason Segel like Paul Westhead, Julianne Nicholson like Cranny McKinney, Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson, Australian Jason Clark like Jerry West and Sally Field like Jessie Buss.
executive director of Kayo Sports, Cate Hefele, said, “As the go-to destination for streaming the world’s best sports, we are seeing tremendous interest in basketball on Kayo, both for our domestic competitions and our international leagues. NBA viewership has grown 31% this year, and we expect even more growth when the Playoffs are announced this weekend, with ESPN on Kayo the place to watch the NBA Playoffs as well as all live games from the NBA Conference Finals and NBA Finals.
“So we’re thrilled to bring our passionate basketball fans the first episode of this globally acclaimed drama series, on Kayo Freebies in conjunction with BINGE.
“We introduced Kayo Freebies to provide greater access to sports and expand audiences for certain events and content. This special offer will allow basketball fans who may not be BINGE subscribers to access the first episode of this popular show.
Sports fans can access Kayo Freebies by simply downloading the Kayo app and signing up for a Freebies account at kayosports.com.au/freebies. Kayo Freebies is free and no credit card is required to sign up and start streaming.