The football world is getting the Entourage treatment in the new HBO comedy Ballers.
HBO on Friday released the first trailer for the new half-hour series, which marks Dwayne Johnson’s first TV series regular role. Written by Stephen Levinson (Entourage), the series examines the glamorous, extravagant and high-stakes world of the NFL both on and off the field, as told through current and former players.
Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett also star. The series is executive produced by Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Evan Reilly and Peter Berg, who also directed the pilot and appears in the trailer.
Ballers is one of two new comedies HBO will launch this summer, the other being The Brink. Both will debut Sunday, June 21 after the season two premiere of True Detective.