Dwayne Johnson To Lead HBO's "Ballers"

By Garth Franklin Thursday February 13th 2014 08:34PM

HBO has picked up the Dwayne Johnson-led half-hour dramedy "Ballers" to series.

The show examines the lives of a group of former and current football players. Johnson is familiar with the subject matter, he played college football before kicking off his World Wrestling Federation career. The project also marks his first series regular role.

Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Hiram Garcia, Evan Reilly and Peter Berg will executive produce. Levinson penned the script and Berg will direct the pilot.

This is the third series pickup for HBO this week following "The Brink" and "Utopia".

Source: The Live Feed