HBO picks up Dwayne Johnson’s TV series Ballers


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has announced that HBO has picked up his pilot of the show titled Ballers, a half-hour dramedy series looking into the lives of a group of former and current football players.

The former WWE champion is the lead star and also once of the executive producers of the series. Mark Wahlberg will also be serving as executive producer along with Steve Levinson, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, and Johnson’s ex-wife Dany Garcia.

Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett will be playing the other main characters of the show which will start filming later this year.