FX Unveils ‘Clipped’ Trailer: The Donald Sterling Scandal Limited Series

HBO tackled the Los Angeles Lakers, and now FX is turning its lens on the city’s other NBA team with its latest series, “Clipped.” This drama delves into the controversial exit of former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whose racist remarks sent shockwaves through the sports world. Scheduled to premiere in June on Hulu, the trailer for “Clipped” dropped on April 25, offering a first look at the scandal that rocked the NBA.

Set against the backdrop of 2013, “Clipped” is a six-episode limited series featuring Ed O’Neill in the role of Donald Sterling. The narrative centers around the explosive public fallout following Sterling’s racist comments, which were leaked by V. Stiviano, portrayed by Cleopatra Coleman. Laurence Fishburne steps into the shoes of Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ head coach at the time, who faces a direct confrontation with Sterling amidst the crisis.

Jacki Weaver plays Shelly Sterling, Donald’s wife and business partner, who becomes a pivotal figure in the power struggles within the Clippers organization and the NBA. The series explores the complexities of their relationships and the broader implications of Sterling’s actions on the team and the sport.

Drawing from the ESPN “30 for 30” podcast “The Sterling Affairs,” the series is crafted by Gina Welch, known for her work on “Feud” and “The Terror.” Kevin Bray directs several episodes, enhancing the storytelling with his experience from shows like “The Patient” and “Suits.”

The cast also includes Kelly AuCoin, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Rich Sommer, Corbin Bernsen, Clifton Davis, and Harriet Sansom Harris, enriching the series with formidable acting talent. “Clipped” promises to offer a gripping look at one of the NBA’s most infamous scandals, exclusively available on Hulu starting June 4 with a two-episode premiere.

Wrapping Up

As “Clipped” prepares to reveal the darker chapters of the NBA’s history, viewers can anticipate a series that intertwines personal drama with professional conflict, all set within the high-stakes world of professional basketball. Tune into Hulu this June to catch this compelling portrayal of ambition, scandal, and basketball.

YouTube player

This article may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission if you purchase through these links.