HBO Renews Dwayne Johnson Comedy ‘Ballers’ for Season 2

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HBO has renewed the Dwayne Johnson sports comedy “Ballers” for a second season.

The half-hour series has generated strong buzz for HBO since its June 21 debut.

“The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the ‘Ballers’ cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience,” said HBO original programming chief Michael Lombardo. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.”

“Ballers” is akin to “Entourage” set among athletes, and it hails from many alums of that show. HBO bills the first episode of “Ballers” as its most-watched episode of a comedy series since 2009, with multiplatform plays totaling 8.9 million viewers to date, plus another 5.6 million views arising from the decision to make the pilot available via Johnson’s Facebook page.

Johnson plays a former football player who is restyling himself as a financial manager to players based in Miami. John David Washington, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Rob Corddry co-star.

“Entourage” vet Stephen Levinson created the series and exec produces with Johnson, Mark Wahlberg Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino and Denis Biggs.

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  1. J9 says:

    Can’t wait for Season 2!! Dive deep into Jason’s past. Love it.

  2. Leah says:

    I loved this show! I am looking forward to season 2. I think Dwayne does a great job and look forward to seeing more of him in this role!

    • Movie Expert says:

      i hope Dwayne Johnson wins the GG

      moments that stand out in Ballers season 1

      -telling the ungrateful football player ‘hey I’m breaking my fu-kin back for you’

      -getting mad with the screw up player ‘you don’t put your sh-t on me!!!!!’

      -standing on the totally empty field telling the guy ‘give yourself no reason to ever look back’

      -hugging the doctor after he got what he thought was a pass

      -singing ‘sha sha sha sha shake it off’ in the car

  3. Excellent series, certainly worth watching. Lots of fun.

  4. I like the first chapter, hopefully achieved Ballersremain an entertaining series. Besides “The Rock” he is very handsome, more burly.

  5. Tanya johnson says:

    I am truly enjoying season well I would anything featuring dwayne johnson. Looking forward to many more seasons of Ballers.

  6. I've never seen Ballers says:

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

    Translation: “We want to cancel this show, but we’re too afraid of the The Rock to let him know!”

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