This just in: Ballers to keep balling.
Two episodes into its second season, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s football-centric comedy Ballers received a third season renewal from HBO on Thursday.
“Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, and the rest of the Ballers team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys in a statement. “We look forward to another great season of Ballers next year.”
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s HBO show Ballers is about football players trying to move into business and finance after their playing careers end. Judging by the trailer for season 2, the series’ high-flying opulence hasn’t gone anywhere. Three-piece suits, night clubs, and fancy cars abound as the dialogue explains how money is the same as respect for the characters.
The new Ballers trailer has arrived and it’s full of parties, women, alcohol, fights, yachts, and a little football.
On Friday, series star and executive producer Dwayne Johnson shared the trailer on Twitter for the upcoming second season of the HBO show that might be described as the football version of Entourage if Turtle and Drama had better investment ideas.
Taylor Swift’s music knows no gender boundaries.
On Sunday’s Ballers, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson proved that he’s as big a Swiftie as ever, singing along to “Shake It Off” on the radio.
This is certainly not Johnson’s first time paying homage to pop’s reigning queen. The actor brought down the house when he lip-synced to the song for the series premiere of Lip Sync Battle, including the song’s ultra-important rap (“rap”) breakdown.
HBO is up for another game of Ballers.
The Rock’s sports comedy series was just renewed for a second season.
Ballers follows life-after-football for a retired athlete turned financial advisor played by Dwayne Johnson.
The first episode of Ballers had 8.3 million viewers across HBO’s platforms, making it HBO’s most-watched debut episode of a half-hour series since 2009’s Hung.
The Rock reacted to the renewal news on Twitter:
Fresh from saving people from an earthquake in San Andreas and diving headlong into a remake of Big Trouble in Little China, Dwayne Johnson headlines his first television series in Ballers, a funny, charming, and surprisingly in-depth look at life in—and after—the NFL.
Fresh from saving people from an earthquake in San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson arrives on the small screen in the form of Spencer Strasmore, a defensive end forced into early retirement who now looks after the financial interests of fellow pigskin warriors. The Miami-based series features plenty of automotive and beachside real estate escapism, but underneath lurks a funny, fast-moving skewering of the same types of headline-grabbing controversies Roger Goodell would like you to forget.
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