The Rock is Coming to HBO in 'Ballers'

Dwayne Johnson gets greenlit for his new HBO comedy 'Ballers.'

The Rock and Peter Berg on the set of the pilot episode of "Ballers."

The busiest man on the planet, aka The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson will star in a new HBO series called Ballers, according to Variety. The Rock, who is currently shooting his reality series Wake Up Call, will play a recently retired running back in the comedy, which centers on the lives of current and former pro football players. The series co-stars Omar Benson Miller and Rob Corddry.

The Rock, who is one of the show's Executive Producers alongside Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg, shot the pilot episode a while back (check out the photo of him above from the shoot with Peter Berg, who directed the pilot). The powers that be obviously like what they saw and gave the show the green light. The Rock took to Twitter to confirm the news:

Photo Credit: therock