Dwayne Johnson Stars In New HBO Series ‘Ballers’ Starting This June

Dwayne Johnson Stars In New HBO Series ‘Ballers’ Starting This June

Dwayne Johnson is taking over Hollywood. He’s just about everywhere you turn and now the muscle bulging, always smiling actor is adding HBO to his repertoire. On June 21st, HBO’s kicks off its ten-episode season BALLERS, starring The Rock. Ballers explores the whirlwind lifestyle and real-life problems of a group of former and current football players.

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.

Dwayne Johnson Ballers Poster

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.

The pilot episode will air on Sunday June 21st at (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). After the unexpected demise of a friend and former teammate, retired football superstar Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) ramps up his efforts to build a post-football career in Miami, and feels pressure from Joe (Rob Corddry), his boss at a financial firm, to “monetize his friendships.” Meanwhile, recently retired player Charles (Omar Miller), copes with the realities of finding a new job. Talented wide receiver Ricky (John David Washington) is forced to put his pride aside to find a new home. Vernon (Donovan Carter), a player on the rise, finds himself in a tight spot and reaches out to Spencer for help.

Dwayne joins his pal Mark Wahlberg, as part of the executive producing team along with the shows creator Stephen Levinson. Check out the official trailer for Ballers below.

HBO’s New Series ‘Ballers’ Official Trailer

Ballers HBO Official

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