In case you’ve missed it, as I somehow have, Ballers is a sports comedy-drama airing on HBO starring Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore – a former NFL
soccer football player turned sports agent struggling to build his fledgling business and manage his clients amid all the high-flying and free-wheeling distractions money and fame provides.
And he must be doing a decent job because season two will kick off the middle of next month and see Spencer, together with his partner Joe (Rob Corddry), going head-to-head with a ruthless veteran sports agent, André, played by Andy Garcia.
But enough prattle, on to the trailer:
There it is – that trademark Johnson charisma that seems to come so effortlessly, and is a perfect antidote to Nick. Ballers is one of those shows that’s been floating on my “I really should get around to watching this sometime” list, and based on this trailer I… really should get around to watching this sometime. There’s plenty of humour on display, but also hints of darker drama lurking behind the glamour of professional sport. What do you think?
Ballers season two is due to premiere on HBO on 17 July. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington (son of Denzel), Omar Benson Miller, Jazmyn Simon and Andy Garcia.
Last Updated: June 6, 2016