HBO has ordered GAME THEORY WITH BOMANI JONES, a weekly, late-night series starring Emmy®-winning, sports journalist and commentator Bomani Jones, that will break down timely issues playing out in the world of sports. Production will take place in New York starting in 2022.
Jones is currently a contributor on HBO’s “Back on The Record with Bob Costas” and has appeared in the HBO Sports documentaries “The Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. Carolina” and “Runnin’ Rebels.” Jones has spent over 15 years in sports media, most notably at ESPN. As the co-host of “Highly Questionable” and “High Noon” and the podcast “The Right Time with Bomani Jones,” Jones has enriched sports commentary in his own unique style.
“Bomani is one of the most unique journalists working today,” said Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president of programming, HBO. “He’s someone who gets that sports stories are often about race, politics, economics and gender, and sees a wider view that goes beyond what happens on the field. We are thrilled to be able to work with him and know that ‘Game Theory’ will deliver provocative, insightful and funny stories that you don’t hear too often in popular media.”
“This is, literally, my professional dream, to have a show like this one on HBO,” said Jones. “I'd feel that way with anyone behind it, but working with a top-notch group like Seth, Stu, Todd, Adam and Nina has me more excited than I can express.We have a chance to do something that hasn't been done before, and I can't wait to share our work with the world."
"I have been dying to work with Bomani for years now,” said Adam McKay, executive producer. “He’s one of the sharpest and funniest truth tellers anywhere in the sports world.”
GAME THEORY WITH BOMANI JONES is executive produced by Bomani Jones, Stuart Miller, Seth Weitberg and Adam McKay as well as Todd Schulman from Hyperobject Industries.
ABOUT HYPEROBJECT INDUSTRIES
Hyperobject Industries is a multi-platform production company from Academy-Award winning writer-director-producer Adam McKay. The company’s name is a shout-out to environmental philosopher Timothy Morton’s use of the term ‘hyperobject’ and his belief that humankind needs to re-evaluate its relationship with nature as a whole. The Hyperobject Industries team includes McKay’s long-time producer Kevin Messick and producers Betsy Koch, Todd Schulman and Maeve Cullinane. Hyperobject Industries’ focus is wide ranging from comedies, dramas, horror, documentaries and documentary-series as well as politically charged and challenging subjects with which McKay has become synonymous.
Television projects include the previously announced HBO drama series “Untitled Lakers Project,” and a limited series based on Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown’s book about Jeffrey Epstein. McKay and Bong Joon Ho are partnering on an HBO limited series inspired by Bong Joon Ho’s Academy Award Best Picture “Parasite.” McKay and Messick continue to serve as Executive Producers on HBO’s critically acclaimed and Emmy-winning series “Succession.” McKay also serves as an executive producer on HBO’s “Painting with John” and HBO documentaries “Q: Into the Storm” and “537 VOTES.” McKay's upcoming comedy, “Don’t Look Up” for Netflix, tells the story of two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth.