Is it too early to say the summer of 2015 belongs to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? Not only did the beloved athlete-turned-actor kick off the summer movie season early with the billion dollar blockbuster “Furious 7,” but he also has the mega-disaster pic “San Andreas” set for release at the end of the month and a new HBO comedy series that is tailor-made for his charismatic strengths.
Looking at the lives of former and current football players, “Ballers” follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon and Arielle Kebble also star.
The “Entourage”-meets-“Hard Knocks” series kicks off its 10-episode season Sunday, June 21 at 10pm. Check out The Rock in all his legendary glory in the show’s official key art below: