A six-episode limited series about the downfall of previous Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is coming to FX. The Sterling Affairs is based on the ESPN 30 for 30 podcast of the same name.

The Sterling Affairs explores the behind-the-scenes story of Sterling’s notoriously racist behavior being brought to light amid the team’s drive to win a championship under Doc Rivers’ tenure as head coach. 

Acclaimed actor Laurence Fishburne has signed on to play Rivers, who is currently the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. Rivers was praised for showing resolve and grace despite the gravity of Sterling’s actions. Australian actress Jacki Weaver is set to play Sterling’s wife of 60+ years Shelly, who played a significant role in the scandal as part-owner of the team.

On top of being known as one of the historically worst franchises in all of sports, Sterling further tarnished the Clippers’ reputation after a recording of the owner using racist marks in conversation with his mistress V. Stiviano. The recording and subsequent media coverage resulted in Sterling receiving a lifetime ban from the NBA and a fine of $2.5 million. 

The podcast, which was reported and hosted by Ramona Shelburne, won the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Best Sports Podcast. Gina Welch wrote the television adaptation of the podcast for FX.  

The Sterling Affairs will be executive produced by Welch, Shelburne, alongside Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force. Kevin Bray will direct the first block and serve as an executive producer on those episodes. Nellie Reed of Color Force and Rembert Browne will serve as producers. The series will be produced by FX Productions.