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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 10, 2015
The show is in the midst of its first season now, showing the comedic exploits of Johnson — the main character — and his Entourage-esque cohorts. Johnson is actually an executive producer on the show, and has been giving it a significant boost. According to the show’s press release, the season premiere generated 8.9 million viewers on HBO’s different platforms. Once you add in the other 5.6 million Johnson generated through his own social channels, it’s easy to see why HBO ordered a second helping.
“The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the Ballers cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience,” HBO original programming chief Michael Lombardo told Variety.com. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.”