'Ballers' on HBO is setting its sights on another winning season

Dwayne Johnson returns as Spencer Strasmore for season 2 of "Ballers" on July 17 at 10PM on HBO

Dwayne Johnson returns as Spencer Strasmore for season 2 of "Ballers" on July 17 at 10PM on HBO. The network has released a first trailer for the upcoming new season.

Looking at the lives of former and current football players, "Ballers" follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.

" The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the 'Ballers' cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience, " said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. " We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season. "

Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington (Denzel Washington's son, in his first major acting role), Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Rob Corrdry, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star in the series, which is set in Miami, FL, and is created and executive produced by Steve Levinson, with executive producing duties by Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss.

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Naples actor appears on Netflix show 'Bloodline'
It's only 65 seconds of screen time, but it's a huge deal for John McKerrow.
The Naples actor appears opposite Sissy Spacek in a new episode of the Netflix TV series "Bloodline." It's the biggest national exposure McKerrow has ever had.
"I get to make Sissy Spacek cry!" McKerrow says and laughs. "It was really cool working with her."
McKerrow plays an unhappy guest at Spacek's seaside family hotel in episode 5 of the show's second season.

In one scene, he complains about a broken shower. Later, he tells Spacek that the shower is still broken, and he and his wife are finding another hotel. Then he marches off in a huff.

McKerrow shot the whole thing in Key Largo last year. "For a one day job, it's a lot of screen time," he says. "It was about 10 lines per scene." more...

'Ballers' season 2 video: Dwayne Johnson, cast talk new photo shoot

The season 2 premiere of "Ballers." is going to be coming to HBO on Sunday, July 17, but in preparation of that, the network is of course doing their part to promote the series in the best ways possible.

This, in turn, brings us to the new video below, where you can a behind-the-scenes look at the new season 2 photo shoot featuring Dwayne Johnson and the majority of the cast members. more...

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