HBO Picks Up Second Season of Ballers
Friday, July 17, 2015)
HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo announced that Ballers will be renewed for a second season. The show stars Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore and takes fictional and non-fictional NFL members to draw from and gives us insight into their lives. Miami, Florida is the setting for Spencer Strasmore, a former NFL pro player who has decided to help current players as a financial manager.
The first episode of the show attracted 8.9 million viewers across all HBO branded platforms. Dwayne Johnson, also an executive producer of season one, posted the first episode on his Facebook and gained 5.6 million views.
The show was created by Stephen Levinson. Levinson is known for Entourage and Boardwalk Empire both successful HBO programs. Keep up with the series here: www.hbo.com/ballers.