Johnson confirmed the news himself in an Instagram video posted on Thursday, saying that his heart “is full of gratitude to all of you for rockin’ with us every season”:
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My heart 🖤 is full of gratitude to all of you for rockin’ with us every season. You made us HBO’s highest rated comedy for years and most importantly, you helped create and sustain a platform for other actors to have the OPPORTUNITY to work hard, grow and become household names. To me, the opportunity Ballers created for so many others, is the real gold of our show. I love you, I thank you and enjoy our final season of BALLERS. This SUNDAY on @HBO. @SevenBucksProd
Ballers, which stars Johnson as retired NFL player/financial manager Spencer Strasmore, returns for its fifth — and now final — season on Sunday at 10:30/9:30c on HBO. The show’s producers “crafted Season 5 with an endgame in mind,” THR says, since the decision to end the show was actually “made months in advance.”
TVLine’s Cable Scorecard has been updated to reflect the news. Will you miss riding high with Ballers? Drop your thoughts on the news in a comment below.