Dwayne Johnson Ballers premiere
Dwayne Johnson plays a former professional footballer-turned-financial adviser in HBO's new show titled BallersHBO

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.

Click here to watch the premiere episode via live stream on HBO GO. You can also watch the episode online here.

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.

The critics have spoken and #Ballers is a knockout.Prepare for kick off Sunday at 10PM on HBO

Posted by Ballers on Saturday, 20 June 2015