Washington D.C: Jason Clarke will be seen portraying NBA legend Jerry West in the forthcoming HBO series Showtime, which is based on the members of American professional basketball team Los Angeles Lakers. Showtime is being helmed and produced by Adam McKay, which comes from Jeff Pearlman's book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.' 13 Reasons Why: Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette’s Teen Drama Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO described the upcoming project as "a fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of the sports' most revered and dominant dynasties, a team that defined its era, both on and off the court."NBA player Jerry West was a 14-time winner during his sports career with the team, Lakers. Not Just ‘The Irishman’, These 7 Movies Also Digitally De-aged Actors to Support the Story and Blew Our Minds

He also became the coach of the basketball team for three seasons in the late 1970s before being appointed as its general manager in 1982. This will be director McKay first project, post his separation with partner Will Ferrell. The project comes in the association with director's currently unnamed new company, which he executive produces with partner Kevin Messick, writer Max Borenstein, and Jason Shuman.