Ballers(TV show/series, 2015-2019)

| 30min per episode | Genres: Drama, Comedy

Scripted Reality in 5 seasons with 47 episodes

BallersRating: 3.4/5 (with 334 votes) 619
Ballers is an American sports comedy drama television series created by Stephen Levinson and starring Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player who must navigate his new career of choice as the financial manager of other NFL players. The series premiered on the American cable television network HBO on June 21, 2015, with a pilot episode written by Stephen Levinson and directed by Peter Berg. The fifth and final season premiered on August 25, 2019, and concluded on October 13, 2019. ()
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About Ballers

Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore 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.

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HBO Ballers Official Trailer(Trailer, 1:31)

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Ballers Seasons and Episodes

08/25/2019Season 5 - 8 episodes
The final season finds Spencer settling into retirement and reflecting on his past, when an offer that's too good to refuse comes his way and sends him back into the lion's den, this time as a team owner. In the wake of his split with Spencer, an ambitious Joe gambles aggressively to make Sports X greater than ever with the help of his new partner, Lance.
#1 | 08/25/2019Protocol Is for Losers
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)
While peacefully enjoying retirement and reflecting on his past, Spencer gets a tantalizing offer. A year after splitting with Spencer, Joe eyes a big swing at Sports X with his new partner, Lance. Ricky finds himself in hot water with Charles, and Vernon considers a life change, much to Reggie’s chagrin.
#2 | 09/01/2019Must Be the Shoes
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)
After learning of competing owner offers, Spencer engages with past allies. Joe is tasked with apologizing for creating a hostile work environment with the help of Kate, a sharp Sports X exec. Ricky and Vernon each consider different kinds of futures, while Charles tries to hide some unwelcome news.
#3 | 09/08/2019Copernicursed
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)
Just as Spencer reaches out to him with the job of a lifetime, Jason gets an interesting counteroffer from Joe. Vernon has a tryout at an e-sports company and Reggie bemoans his position at Sports X. Ricky turns to old ways to deal with his new situation. Charles considers a solution to another headache.
#4 | 09/15/2019Municipal
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)
Spencer settles into his new position and makes a potentially unpopular decision. With Sports X teetering on the edge financially, Joe gets sidetracked with his personal life. Ricky tries his hand in the media and voices his true feelings about an ally. Reggie comes to Vernon with a proposal that will make them both happy.
#5 | 09/22/2019Episode 5
#5 | 09/22/2019Crumbs
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)
Spencer faces pressure from all sides as he fights for Kisan. Ricky gets mixed feedback about his radio show. Reggie, Vernon and Lance struggle to convince Joe to invest in a new business. Charles works hard to land a big player. Jason goes through tough negotiations with the Anderson brothers.
#6 | 09/29/2019Edutainment
3.7/5 (with 3 votes)
In the wake of an unexpected tragedy, Spencer prepares for his first owners meeting. While trying to balance work and his relationship with Kate, Joe decides to go on Ricky's radio show. Charles deals with an unexpected health crisis. Vernon, Reggie and Lance try to recruit a trio of gaming siblings for their new league. Jason celebrates his anniversary.
#6 | 09/29/2019Episode 6
#7 | 10/06/2019Who Wants a Lollipop
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)
When Spencer returns to the Sports X offices to work out a major player deal, he and Joe air past grievances and later, Spencer makes a big public statement that's sure to have consequences. Charles mulls over a new deal from Werner after getting a wakeup call about his health. Ricky gets defensive in a meeting with a Hollywood bigwig.
#8 | 10/13/2019Players Only
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)
Despite having a bullseye on his back, Spencer refuses to back down in his fight for the league's players. Joe embraces a new state of mind as he finds peace with himself. Julie encourages Charles to take care of unfinished business. Ricky decides to strike out on his own with his latest project. Reggie takes the next step in his career, with some encouragement from Vernon.
#9 | 10/20/2019Episode 9
08/12/2018Season 4 - 9 episodes
07/23/2017Season 3 - 10 episodes
07/17/2016Season 2 - 10 episodes
06/21/2015Season 1 - 10 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 27 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Bosnian (BS), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Letzeburgesch (LB), Lithuanian (LT), Latvian (LV), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 06/21/2015
Last episode released on: 10/13/2019
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
Camera Setup: Single-camera setup

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:519, Added: 05/10/2018, Last updated: 11/27/2023