Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays a superstar football manager in HBO's new series titled Ballers.
Johnson stars as the retired footballer-turned-manager Spencer Strasmore. He will be joined by Omar Benson Miller who will be playing the role of Charles, a former athlete who's optimistically searching for the next step in his career.
The show also features Denzel Washington's son, John David, playing the role of the highly competitive sports star called Ricky, and comedian Rob Corddry as Joe, a financial adviser who's willing to go out of his way to fit in the world of pro athletes.
Johnson will be producing the show with stars Mark Wahlberg, Hiram Garcia, Evan Reilly, and Danny Garcia. Peter Berg will direct the series which is based on the script written by Entourage executive producer Stephen Levinson.
The Rock has also shared a picture of himself from the show's sets, and wrote "Our new HBO show, "BALLER$" is dope. Coming soon.."
Here is the official synopsis of the show released by HBO:
Spencer is a retired football superstar who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sunsoaked Miami. His inner circle includes Ricky, a talented but volatile wide receiver who seeks to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles, a reluctantly retired lineman who's finding it hard to adjust to civilian life; and Vernon, a player with a rookie contract, whose promise never to forget "where he came from" brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial trouble. Though they're pros when it comes to playing the game, each one has a harder time navigating life off the field.
Below is the official synopsis of the premiere episode titled Pilot:
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.
The newly released trailer of the premier episode shows Dwayne Johnson with the Miami-based players as they attempt to explore their options off the field. The series would feature both retired and current footballers, who get involved in the lucrative financial world in Miami.
The show premieres on 21 June at 10pm on HBO.