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HBO Renews ‘Ballers’ for Season 2

Half-hour series starring Dwayne ”The Rock“ Johnson looks at lives of former football players

HBO has renewed “Ballers,” for a second season. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the half-hour scripted series looks at the lives of former professional football players.

“The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the ‘Ballers’ cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in statement Friday.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.”

In “Ballers,” Johnson plays a retired football player attempting to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in Miami. It also stars Rob Corddry as Joe, Spencer’s colleague at the financial management firm, John David Washington, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity
and London Brown.

According to HBO, the June 21 premiere of the current 10-episode season has attracted 8.9 million viewers across HBO-owned platforms–making it the most watched half-hour premiere for the network since 2009. The episode has also been viewed 5.6 million times on Johnson’s Facebook page.

“Ballers,” was created by Stephen Levinson, who executive produces with Mark Wahlberg, Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs.

“Ballers” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on HBO.

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