Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

HBO has announced that it will be renewing the Dwayne Johnson led football drama, Ballers for a second season.  According to Deadline, the series drew 8.9 millions viewers for its first episode, making it the most watched first episode of  a half-series since 2009.

“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 Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming to Indie Wire. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.”

Ballers follows the lives of retired athletes living in Miami.  The show also features Omar Benson Miller, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and John David Washington, son of Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington.


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