The series which has 10 episodes winds up in the US today marks Dewayne Johnson’s television debut.
This hilarious 10 x 30 series explores the whirlwind lifestyle and real-life problems of a group of past and present football players in and around Miami, Florida.
Leading the pack is Spencer (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson), a retired football superstar who is trying to find a foothold as a financial manager to current and former players. Spencer’s inner circle includes a talented but volatile wide receiver Ricky (John David Washington), who seeks to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles (Omar Miller), a reluctantly retired lineman who’s finding it hard to adjust to civilian life; and rookie sensation Vernon (Donovan Carter), whose promise never to forget where he came from brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial trouble.
As Spencer tries to juggle his friends, he gets assistance from Jason (Troy Garity), a top-tier sports agent, and Joe (Rob Corddry), Spencer’s larger-than-life boss, who’ll do just about anything to close a deal. In an industry where the career span is unbelievably short, Spencer and his crew must figure out where the game ends and life begins, all while keeping their cool and having each other’s backs.
Ballers begins Tuesdays at 7.30pm AEST from September 15 on Showcase.