HBO’s “Ballers” is coming back this Sunday, and star Omar Miller (who plays Charles Greane) teases a big transition for his character, who he says has “one of the most realistic storylines” on the show.
“My guy is the only one with the dynamics that come from being an adult,” Miller told TheWrap in a recent interview. “It’s that crappy thing called adulthood that we all have to go through where we actually have to choose sometimes between family and work and you have to make the tough decisions, you get to see it all play out with this guy who is former athlete who is now a husband, still, and a father and he’s trying to juggle all the balls.”
Season 3 of the comedy-drama, which also stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rob Corddry and John David Washington, will have Charles decide whether he can actually transition and take the promotion he was offered in the finale of Season 2.
“Obviously, there’s going to have to be some decisions that are made as to whether or not he wants to do that, being a new papa and trying to decide in this transition of his life,” he explained. “He was just recently out in the wilderness (as they call) it where he was completely lost and he didn’t know what he was going to do with his life.”
“Ballers” has seen lots of great cameos: Former NFL running back Steven Jackson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, to name two. And having a lot of famous guest stars on the show is great, but Miller hopes to see more female athletes in the future.
Apart from “Ballers,” Miller created and hosted Esquire Network’s travel series “Weekend Fix,” as well as audio/video sports-oriented podcast, “O-Zone,” which airs on LeBron James’ “Uninterrupted.” He is also working on #advantageOmar, a series he co-created with his brother, where he covers all of the Grand Slam events for the Tennis Channel. He directs and writes the segments.
“Ballers” returns Sunday, July 23 at 10 p.m. on HBO.
Watch the interview above.