Release Date, Cast, Renewed or Cancelled
‘Ballers’ is an American comedy-drama series that airs on HBO. It first premiered on June 21, 2015. The show has been created by Stephen Levinson and among the co-executive producers is Mark Wahlberg, famous for films like ‘The Departed‘ and ‘The Fighter‘.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in this series as a retired football superstar trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami.” The way Johnson’s movies were conquering Box Office, it was a matter of time that he would also conquer TV. The HBO show is the second most-watched show on the network. It’s easily one of the highest rated shows on HBO, only behind ratings-monster ‘Game of Thrones’. In fact, it was the highest rated half-hour show on HBO since ‘Entourage‘. ‘Ballers’ also peaked to HBO’s second most-watched original series currently airing on the channel, behind ‘Game of Thrones’ with ‘Westworld’ close behind.
The story of ‘Ballers’ follows a former NFL player Spencer Strathmore (Dwayne Johnson) who moved into the corporate world of sports management after retiring due to injuries and is trying to balance his lifestyle while working as a Financial Manager. As we earlier outlined, the show already has a massive fan following, which is largely due to Johnson’s star power. Critics too have praised the show saying that it might not be original, but it definitely can be well-liked thanks to the charm and depth Johnson brings to the table.
The show has completed four seasons till now. Here’s everything we know about Ballers season 5.
Ballers Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Ballers’ is led by Dwayne Johnson, who appears as Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player turned financial manager. Other members include Rob Corddry as Joe Krutel, an advisor at Anderson Financial. We see him trying hard to fit in.
John David Washington, star of Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman‘, plays the role of Ricky Jerret, a very spiritual and competitive NFL player. Omar Miller is seen playing Charles Greane, an affable former NFL player who happens to be looking for his next career. Donovan W. Carter appears as Vernon Littlefield, an extremely family oriented NFL player, while Troy Garity is seen as Jason Antolotti, a top tier sports agent.