Success hits hard. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns in Ballers Season 5 reprising his role as Spencer Strasmore as a retired football superstar who tries to make in the high stakes world of professional sports finance and management.
Following last season’s ending, which sees our hero going up against the NCAA, the new season will continue with developments revolving around the core characters of the show. Naturally, a lot of questions will be focused on Strasmore as he mounts a challenge against the NCAA and also fending for himself following his resignation from his post at Sports X.
This of course brings us to the other characters in the show like Joe Krutel (Rob Corddry) who now has to go it alone building the extreme-sports brand with Lance Klians (Russell Brand) and Ricky Jerret (John David Washington) who has to play for Charles Greane (Omar Benson Miller) at the Los Angeles Rams.
Exploring the glamorous, often cutthroat, world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game, Ballers is without doubt the most engaging sports comedy drama series on television today.
Catch Ballers Season 5 as it premieres on Monday, August 26, 10.30am on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431 HD). The series encores at 11.30pm.