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After months of anticipation, FX finally released the official trailer for FX’s Clipped. Click inside to check it out!

FX’s Clipped takes you behind the scenes of a notorious NBA owner’s racist remarks, captured on a tape heard around the world. Based on the hit ESPN 30 for 30 podcast The Sterling Affairs, this limited series charts the collision between a dysfunctional basketball organization and even less functional marriage, and the precipitating tape’s impact on an ensemble of characters striving to win against the backdrop of the most cursed team in the league.

Famed coach Doc Rivers arrives as coach of the LA Clippers in 2013. With a promising roster of big personalities, Rivers has the building blocks to win the franchise’s first championship. The team’s owner, Donald Sterling, is a well-known problem: he’s cheap, he’s erratic, he’s a bully. But minimizing Sterling’s influence to win a title becomes a personal quest for Doc. Meanwhile, a courtside power struggle escalates between Sterling’s ambitious personal assistant V. Stiviano and his wife and business partner of 60 years, Shelly. FX’s Clipped is an Obama-era story of racial reckoning delivered via meme, in which V. and the Sterlings discover who really has the power in the internet age, and which leaves Rivers and his players wondering if the expulsion of one bad apple brings about the transformative change the media wants to celebrate.

Clipped stars Laurence Fishburne (Boyz n the Hood, the Matrix franchise, the John Wick franchise) as Doc Rivers, Ed O’Neill (Married…with Children, Modern Family), Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth) as V. Stiviano, and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) as Shelly Sterling. The limited series also stars Kelly AuCoin as Sterling’s right-hand Andy Roeser, J. Alphonse Nicholson as Chris Paul, Rich Sommers as the Clippers’ PR man Seth Burton, Corbin Bernsen as Pierce O’Donnell, Clifton Davis as NBA great Elgin Baylor and Harriet Sansom Harris as “Justine.”

Gina Welch created the show and served as the showrunner and an executive producer. Additional executive producers included Emmy-winning producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, Ramona Shelburne and Kevin Bray, who also directed three of the six episodes. The series is an FX Production. The six-episode limited series will premiere on June 4th with back-to-back episodes exclusively on Hulu. While we wait, check out the explosive official trailer of Clipped. Share your thoughts in the comments!