I think HBO has the most impressive lineup of shows on American TV with a list that includes, the almighty Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and True Detective. Well, the list is about to get even longer with the introduction of new comedy series Ballers.
The show which is set in Miami looks at the lives of former and current American football players. It follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.
Ballers also features Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Rob Corrdry among others.
The show was created and executive produced by Steve Levinson. Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss all act in the capacity of Executive Producers.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sure has been very busy for a former wrestler.
The show premieres on June 21, 2015.
Watch the trailer below.