Ballers has a total of five seasons with the first one being aired on HBO on the 21st of June, 2015, and has been a fan favorite ever since. It stars Dwayne Johnson in the leading role as a financial manager for football players in the NFL. The series gives us an insight into the darker side of pro football in America.
A Peek Into The Storyline
Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player, has been trying to look for a new job role. So, he gives his brain a whirl and thinks of grabbing an opportunity at a new career path by being the financial manager of other NFL players, and here’s where all the fun begins.
The journey of these two ‘want to be’ financial advisors start when it hits Spencer that they must have a source of earning, now that they have retired from their only job as a football player.
Hop on this journey of “Mr. Strasmore single-handedly changing athletics” in “his way” in a series full of action, comedy, sports, and drama set in the sports world on beautiful shores of Miami and Los Angeles
This American comedy-drama is full of actors with an immeasurable range of acting potential. Apart from the supporting actors that also play a crucial role in taking forward the storyline, let’s have a look at the main characters.
After seeing Dwayne Johnson in super hit movies like Fast and the Furious, he takes the leading role as Spencer Strasmore in this series. Alongside him is his partner starring Rob Corddry as Joe Krutel.
No one leads a monopoly in the fast-paced world of sports and Russell Brand as Lance Klians is here to prove it. As the founder of Sports X, an extreme sports cable network, Russell is eccentric, rebellious and a huge competition to Spencer. His character adds to the never-ending drama in the series.
No sports drama series is complete without an ever so competitive player who wants everything on his side. In this series, this competitive character is played by John David Washington as Ricky Jerret. He is also a very spiritual player, even though he is competitive.
A charismatic former NFL athlete is on the lookout for a new opportunity. Witness the journey, Omar Miller, as Charles Greane became the Los Angeles Rams General Manager.
When Can We Expect The Release
Unfortunately, the comedy-drama that has been a hit since it first went on air in 2015 will come to an end. With five successful seasons, the show aired its last episode in 2019 and will not be going forward with a season 6.
HBO canceled the show and the lead, Dwayne Johnson took Instagram to deliver his heartfelt message about the show ending to his fans.
Things You May Want To Know About Ballers
The series has been inspired by true events. The inspiration behind the show was the lives of young pro players and their struggles with newfound money and relations.
Even though starring in the series, Dwayne Johnson was also the producer of the show alongside Mark Wahlberg & Pete Berg.
Rashard Mendenhall, one of the writers of the show, is a professional football player. He was given a chance to provide an expert viewpoint to the show throughout his football career.
Summing It Up
Thank the creators of Ballers; they did not end the last season in a cliffhanger. They gave a fitting end to this stunner of a series. This made it a little easier for the fans to wrap their head around the ending of the show a little easier.
Like all good things, this series too has come to an end, but the previous five seasons will always be there to comfort you.