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Dwayne Johnson confirms deal with HBO for new show

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed that he has partnered up with HBO and Entourage producers for a new show called Ballers.

The half-hour dramedy will follow the lives of several Miami-based active and retired athletes according to Deadline.

Mark Wahlberg – who the Rock worked with on Pain and Gain – and Stephen Levinson will head up the new series and director Peter Berg – who worked with Johnson before – will direct the pilot episode. The Rock and his ex-wife and now manager Dany Garcia will be the executive producers with Berg and Evan Reilly.

Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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