Johnson plays a retired football player, who now lives vicariously through the young athletes whose finances he manages. Pool parties, yacht parties and house parties abound.
Omar Benson Miller also stars in the show alongside Rob Corddry, Peter Berg and Richard Schiff.
Johnson is exec producing with his “Pain And Gain” co-star Mark Wahlberg; Wahlberg’s manager, Steve Levinson, who also wrote the pilot; showrunner Even Reilly; and Peter Berg, who directed the first episode.
“Ballers” premieres on June 21 after season two of “True Detective” and before the debut of another freshman series, “The Brink.”