Dwayne Johnson is definitely living up to his title as one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. To date, his films have grossed over 5 billion dollars. His latest film San Andreas, debuts this coming Friday in theaters and now, HBO has announced the premiere of his new series Ballers.
Spencer is a retired football superstar who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sunsoaked Miami.
His inner circle includes Ricky, a talented but volatile wide receiver who seeks to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles, a reluctantly retired lineman who’s finding it hard to adjust to civilian life; and Vernon, a player with a rookie contract, whose promise never to forget “where he came from” brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial trouble. Though they’re pros when it comes to playing the game, each one has a harder time navigating life off the field.
Created by Stephen Levinson (HBO’s “Entourage,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “In Treatment”) and executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino and Denis Biggs, BALLERS explores the whirlwind lifestyle and real-life problems of a group of former and current football players. The show kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
BALLERS stars Dwayne Johnson (“San Andreas,” “Furious 7”) as Spencer Strasmore, John David Washington as Ricky Jerret, Omar Miller (“CSI: Miami”) as Charles Greane and Donovan Carter as Vernon Littlefield.
Other series regulars include Troy Garity (“Barbershop”), Rob Corddry (“Hot Tub Time Machine”), London Brown (“The Hustle”) and Jazmyn Simon.