Max Originals has released the first official trailer for the upcoming series “Bookie,” set to debut for streaming later this month. The show, created by renowned TV producer Chuck Lorre, revolves around Danny, a seasoned bookie residing in Los Angeles, who grapples with the impending legalization of sports gambling.
In the series, Danny, played by Sebastian Maniscalco, finds himself navigating an increasingly unstable lifestyle as the legalization of sports betting looms over California. Co-starring alongside Maniscalco is Omar J. Dorsey as his friend Ray, while the ensemble cast also includes Charlie Sheen, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, Jorge Garcia, and Maxim Swinton.
The show, originally titled “How to Be a Bookie,” is a darkly funny Max Original series that promises to blend comedy with the complexities of running a bookie business in the dynamic city of Los Angeles.
“Bookie” is the latest addition to Chuck Lorre’s impressive list of TV credits, which includes popular shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Kominsky Method.” The eight-episode series is scheduled to launch on November 30, 2023, with two new episodes dropping every week on the streaming platform.
The series is co-written by Chuck Lorre and Nick Bakay, with episodes directed by Ken Whittingham, Chuck Lorre, and Andy Tennant. “Bookie” is executive produced by Nick Bakay, Chuck Lorre, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Judi Marmel, and produced by Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions.
The trailer for “Bookie” offers a glimpse into the humorous dynamic between the characters, along with the fast-paced and chaotic world of sports betting in Los Angeles.
Fans of Chuck Lorre’s previous works and viewers intrigued by the portrayal of the gambling world are encouraged to mark their calendars and stay tuned for the premiere of “Bookie” on Max.