Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Football-Themed Comedy Ballers Snags Series at HBO

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Dwayne Johnson BallersHBO is getting a piece of The Rock.

The pay cabler has given a series order to Ballers, a half-hour comedy produced by and starring Dwayne Johnson, Deadline reports.

Ballers, which counts Johnson’s Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg among its EPs, centers on a group of former and current football stars (Johnson plays one of the retired players).

The cast also includes Omar Benson Miller (CSI: Miami), John David Washington (son of Denzel) and Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital).

Comments (9)

  • will this make him less appealing as a movie star?

    Comment by eddie – February 13, 2014 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TV doesn’t do that anymore. Halle Berry and Julia Roberts are two people who are appearing in tv minis/movies this year. Glenn Close was on Damages. The days of “TV people” are long gone.

      Comment by Josh – February 13, 2014 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Extant isn’t a miniseries. It’s a full blown series.

        Comment by Zach – February 13, 2014 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds boring

    Comment by Ray – February 13, 2014 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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  • with Wakeup Call, possibly another season of the Hero, the future Journey 3, and now this… Will he have time for anything else?..

    Comment by remald – February 13, 2014 11:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom will end to accommodate programming like this?

    Comment by Behzad – February 14, 2014 12:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Num! Don’t care what he is in..

    Comment by J – February 14, 2014 04:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yet you cared enough to read an article with his name and his picture. Some people are just weird.

      Comment by Paul – February 14, 2014 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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