New NBA Office Workplace Comedy Coming to Netflix

June 19, 2021

By Ali Pelura

Photos Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix is starting on a new untitled series inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers’ front office. According to reports, Netflix describes the series as “following Eliza Reed, the governor of a fictional team, as she navigates NBA ownership and family drama with her best friend by her side.”

Jeanie Buss, the controlling owner of the Lakers, will exec produce alongside Linda Rambis, the Lakers’ executive director, and Linda’s son, Jordan Rambis. 

Jeanie took over control of the team after her father, Jerry Buss, passed away in 2013. Linda, who happens to be one of Jeanie’ closest friends, has worked with the team for over 40 years now and is married to a former Laker player, Kurt Rambis. Their son, Jordan, is the head of development at Imprezario Entertainment. 

Another huge name to join the team is Mindy Kaling, who will join as another producer for the workplace comedy. Kaling is no stranger to the genre as she starred in the well known television series The Office. As a producer, this will be Kaling’s second scripted Netflix series and fourth series overall. 

Elaine Ko is set to work as the showrunner for the comedy as well as writer and exec producer. Ko is best known for her work with the long-running sitcom Modern Family

This new Netflix comedy comes as HBO begins to work on a drama about the 1980s Lakers team. It seems as though Netflix might have a bit of an edge out of the two streaming giants because of the involvement of the Buss family and other Lakers correspondents.