HBO's new show titled Ballers premieres tonight, 21 June, at 10pm.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays a retired athlete-turned-football manager, Spencer Strasmore on the show.
The show is being produced by Johnson's company Seven Bucks Productions along with co-founder Dany Garcia, Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. The half-hour show delves into the lives of a group of former and current footballers.
The premiere episode is titled Pilot, and the official synopsis reads as follows:
After the unexpected demise of a friend and former teammate, retired football superstar Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) ramps up his efforts to build a post-football career in Miami, and feels pressure from Joe (Rob Corddry), his boss at a financial firm, to "monetize his friendships." Meanwhile, recently retired player Charles (Omar Miller), copes with the realities of finding a new job. Talented wide receiver Ricky (John David Washington) is forced to put his pride aside to find a new home. Vernon (Donovan Carter), a player on the rise, finds himself in a tight spot and reaches out to Spencer for help.
Meanwhile, before the premiere of the show, Johnson spoke about playing the professional footballer-turned-manager Spencer Strasmore.
He told People, "Well, aside from the fact that Spencer dresses impeccably epic and on-point, what I truly love most about playing Spencer Strasmore is that it's the greatest level of wish fulfillment I could've ever asked for."
"I literally dreamed of having Spencer's life when I was playing football in high school and at the University of Miami," the San Andreas actor said.
"One singular goal was to make it in the NFL, provide a great life for myself and my family and like all pro athletes who grew up struggling to make ends meet, I wanted to buy my mom her first house! I never made it to the NFL, not even close, so that's why Spencer is so close to my heart. But I did eventually buy my mom her first house," he added.
Check out the official trailer of Ballers posted on Facebook.