"Ballers" - HBO
“Ballers” – HBO

Following the return of the hit show for its second season on July 17, HBO has renewed the comedy series “Ballers” for a third season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.

“Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the ‘Ballers’ team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers,” said Bloys. “We look forward to another great season of ‘Ballers’ next year.”

Looking at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players, ‘Ballers’ stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players in sun-soaked Miami.

Created by Stephen Levinson (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), the hit comedy series kicked off its ten-episode second season July 17. The premiere episode of the new season is already at 5.7 million viewers, with only preliminary data available. ‘Ballers’ first season went on to average 9.1 million viewers in gross audience — HBO’s biggest half-hour in six years.

In addition to Dwayne Johnson, the cast on season two of ‘Ballers’ includes Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, London Brown, Arielle Kebbel, Dulé Hill, Richard Schiff and Andy Garcia.

‘Ballers’ was created by Stephen Levinson; executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs.