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A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers.


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Series cast summary:
Dwayne Johnson ...  Spencer Strasmore 39 episodes, 2015-2018
John David Washington ...  Ricky Jerret / ... 39 episodes, 2015-2018
Rob Corddry ...  Joe Krutel 37 episodes, 2015-2018
Omar Benson Miller ...  Charles Greane 36 episodes, 2015-2018
Troy Garity ...  Jason Antolotti / ... 36 episodes, 2015-2018
Donovan W. Carter ...  Vernon Littlefield 34 episodes, 2015-2018
London Brown ...  Reggie 33 episodes, 2015-2018
Jazmyn Simon ...  Julie Greane 32 episodes, 2015-2018
Carl McDowell ...  TTD 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Dulé Hill ...  Larry Siefert / ... 22 episodes, 2015-2017
Richard Schiff ...  Mr. Anderson / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Arielle Kebbel ...  Tracy Legette 16 episodes, 2015-2016


Ballers is a half-hour comedy series starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Written by ahmetkozan

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Release Date:

21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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According to attorney Michael C. Donaldson, the show is able to use NFL logos and likenesses without the NFL's consent, so long as they don't tarnish the league's image. See more »

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Amazing actors and actresses, story and directing.
12 September 2017 | by mpcs-69361See all my reviews

Just for record I'm 33yo male lifelong fan of cinema, to name a few I've watched several hundred times:

Original SNL, Indiana Jones, Beverly Hills Cop, Predators, Aliens, Simpsons, Seinfeld, Futurama, Family Guy, Cowboy Bebop, My Name is Earl, Breaking Bad, BCS, Rick & Morty, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, South Park, DBZ, Marvel series, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek (Enterprise, DS9, Voyager and all movies), Deadwood, Firefly, Flight of the Concords, Frasier... and many more I'm sure most of you know as well.

I just found Ballers a few weeks ago and I literally just finished binge-watching it up to current, and I'm already foaming at the mouth waiting for more. I really hope they make this 10 seasons or more. The cast, the writers, the directing: it can't be any better, I love this show! It's not often a show really makes me LOL.

I'm not about to give any spoilers, but the best I can describe it is a realistic comedy / drama, and that's a rare thing!

Honestly, I would subscribe to HBO specifically for this one show, it's that good, and that's saying something. If you're a fan of Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Rob Cordroy like I am, you'll love it. I'm still waiting for Dwayne to do his patented eyebrow move :)

I was hooked after the first episode. If you haven't seen it, give it a try, even if you're not a big football fan, honestly I'm not and I still love this show. This opinion comes from a educated fan of cinema, I hope this inspires someone to try Ballers out, you won't be sorry.

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