Lest you think Dwayne Johnson‘’s HBO Ballers couldn’t get any more Entourage beyond the involvement of Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson, the series is officially California-bound. Season 3 of the half-hour sports comedy will shift its locale from Florida to the west coast, owing to the former’s tax credit issue.
Oh, we’re sorry, did you think HBO would give up its partnership with one of the world’s last true movie stars? Whatever your take on the football-fueled Ballers (it’s definitely less obnoxious than Entourage), HBO and Dwayne Johnson have officially laid down a Season 3 renewal for next year.
Sure, HBO’s Ballers may seem like a sportier Entourage (with the same producing team behind it), but who couldn’t use more Dwayne Johnson in their lives? The full season 2 trailer has arrived ahead of its July premiere, as minnows Spence and Joe take their business up against a shark like Andy Garcia.
Amazingly enough, HBO decided the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere a fine time to preview some of its other 2016 offerings. Following a look at Danny McBride and Walton Goggins’ new comedy Vice Principals, head back to Miami with Dwayne Johnson for another competitive, excess-driven look at Ballers Season 2.
Sure, this Sunday will kick off HBO’s spring 2016 with the likes of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep, but what of summer? Never you fear, for Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers will arrive in July, along with the long-awaited debut of Danny McBride and Walton Goggins’ new comedy Vice Principals.
Considering Netflix has pushed it to the point of debuting near of a new season or series every week, the premium providers of old seem almost deprived of new content. HBO won’t take that lying down, planning to up its original series haul by at least 50% of its current stable, but will it affect subscription fees?
HBO’s The Brink may not have survived to a second season, but that hasn’t stopped its 2015 comedy companion from a second round. Yes, Dwayne Johnson‘s Entourage-tastic Ballers is back for Season 2, getting mistaken for Vin Diesel in the first official trailer.
HBO has been cranking up the Game of Thrones marketing early for Season 6, first a poster, then a trailer teasing Jon Snow’s return, and before 2015 is even out, we’ve been blessed with the first footage. See Dany’s new digs, and Cersei’s new ‘do in the first official Game of Thrones Season 6 footage!
If there’s one thing any TV network worth their salt would realize, it’s not to let go of talent like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, no matter the project. Hence, despite moderate reviews, Johnson will officially return to the Stephen Levinson-adapted Ballers for Season 2 in 2016.
HBO surprised all of us yesterday with the trailer premiere of True Detective Season 2, but buried within the announcement was that Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers and Jack Black geopolitical comedy The Brink would also premiere on June 21. Now, both series have their very own trailers to take in as well, so take a look!