The premiere of the upcoming HBO documentary series on Shaquille O’Neal has been scheduled for November 23, diverse Learn.
The four-part docuseries will span four weeks, with new episodes airing every Wednesday at 9PM EST/PT on HBO. Viewers will also be able to stream on HBO Max.
“Shack” from director Robert Alexander takes the life of legendary Lakers champ O’Neill from a sporting phenomenon to a cultural figure. On HBO, the document chronicles Shaq’s rise to stardom, as a dominant force that won four NBA championships, NBA Most Valuable Player titles, and changed the game. It also includes his life outside of court, from his upbringing in a military family to his deepest personal relationships and thriving broadcasting and commercial careers.”
“We’ve kept this documentary real from the start, and I feel like it’s the most honest look at my life and career up to this point. This process has allowed me to think publicly in a way I’ve never done before, and I’m so proud of the work everyone has done to put it all together”, O’Neill said in a statement.
Several prominent NBA figures including Benny Hardaway, Dwyane Wade, Dennis Scott, Brian Shaw, Derek Fisher and Rick Fox give interviews in the document, along with former head coaches Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, as well as the former General Manager Los Angeles Lakers Jerry West. . Also featured in the documentaries are members of the O’Neill family – including his mother, Dr. Lucille O’Neill, brothers Jamal and Latifa Harrison, and children Tahira, Sharif and Miles.
An exclusive clip will premiere tonight on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.”
In addition to directing, Alexander is also executive producing alongside Peter Berg, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Mike Paris, Perry Rogers, and Colin Smeaton. Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Bentley Winner are producing for HBO with co-producer Aptin Mutia. The series is co-produced by Katie Murakami. Peter Berg’s 45 Productions, Jersey Legends and Hardware Studios are behind the production.