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HBO renews BALLERS for Season 2; Dwayne Johnson remains employed

HBO has renewed the series “Ballers” for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the ‘Ballers’ cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience,” said Lombardo. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.”

From creator Stephen Levinson (HBO’s “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire”), “Ballers” looks at the lives of former and current football players, following former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson), who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sunsoaked Miami.

“Ballers” kicked off its ten-episode season Sunday, June 21 on HBO and currently debuts other episodes Sundays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

In addition to Dwayne Johnson, cast regulars on season one of “Ballers” include John David Washington, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown Jazmyn Simon and Rob Corddry.

“Ballers” was created by Stephen Levinson; executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs.

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