HBO have gone ahead and dropped a brand new teaser trailer for season 2 of ‘Ballers’ ahead of its summer première. In a press release accompanying the trailer HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo said that he and all at HBO were thrilled with how viewers had responded the initial season of the series. He also praised Dwayne Johnson as ‘charismatic and hugely talented’.
If you are not already familiar with Ballers, the drama series follows the lives of former and currently active NFL stars. It centres on former player Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) as he tries to reinvent himself as a high powered financial manager for Football stars in the Miami area.
Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas) leads the cast which also includes the likes of John David Washington (Malcolm X), Omar Miller (CSI: Miami), Troy Garity (Boss, The Playboy Club), Donovan W. Carter, Rob Corddry (Children’s Hospital, Wedlock), London Brown (The Hustle) and Jazmyn Simon (Baggage Claim).
The series comes from creator Stephen Levinson, the man behind Entourage and Boardwalk Empire. He also serves as executive producer alongside Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johson and Dany Garcia among others.
From the outset, the debut season of Ballers was a resounding success. The premiere episode garnered 8.9 million viewers in total across all of HBO’s platforms which broke all HBO records and made it the network’s most watch premiere episode of a half hour long series!
Ballers is set to return to HBO this Summer, although a firm dat ehas not yet been set.