Here’s the initial trailer for HBO’s new half-hour series about current and former pro football players. Dwayne Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, one of the retirees. Cast also features Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett. Johnson is exec producing along with Pain And Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg, Wahlberg’s manager Steve Levinson who wrote the pilot, showrunner Even Reilly, and Peter Berg who directed the pilot. HBO will premiere Ballers at 10 p.m. June 21 right after the 2nd season premiere of True Detective. Another freshman series, The Brink, will debut at 10:30 p.m. after Ballers.
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