It’s all about having fun, it’s a comedy that has football as it’s backdrop and it marks Dwayne Johnson’s first regular role on television; well, we are talking about Ballers, whose trailer has just been released.
HBO released the first trailer for the new half hour series Ballers, which is written by Entourage fame, Stephen Levinson.
Ballers is all about the glamorous, extravagant and high stake world of the National Football League both on and off the field, as told through the current as well as the former players.
Dwayne Johnson essays the role of a retired football player, Spencer Strasmore, who now lives vicariously through the young athletes whose finances he manages. Pool parties, yacht parties and house parties abound, there is no shortage of fast cars, girls in bikinis, partying and flashy jewellery.
“Right now my dreams are all about deals and dollars. I’m a financial manager, and I will put your money to work.” states Spencer Strasmore in the trailer.
Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett.
The series is executive produced by Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Evan Reilly and Peter Berg, who also directed the pilot.
All in all, the football world is getting the Entourage treatment this new series. It’s one of two new comedies HBO is set to launch.
The series will premiere on June 21, 2015 right after the True Detective Season 2 goes on air. Also, another fresh series titled, The Brink, shall be telecast along with Ballers.
So far, we can expect ten episodes of the series to first go on air and we sincerely hope that this thirty minute series catches on.
Going by the buzz that Ballers has generated, one can confidently say that this is most definitely the anticipated show of the summer.
Here’s wishing team HBO all the best.
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