‘Ballers’ to End After 5 Seasons on HBO

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Just days before Season 5 of Ballers kicks off, HBO announced the new season will be the last.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter a decision was made months ago to end the series and producers crafted season five with an endgame in mind.

Dwayne Johnson executive produces and stars in the series as a retired football star trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in Miami.

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Johnson responded to the cancellation news with a statement on Instagram.

“My heart is full of gratitude to all of you for rockin’ with us every season,” he wrote. “You made us HBO’s highest rated comedy for years and most importantly, you helped create and sustain a platform for other actors to have the opportunity to work hard, grow and become household names.”

He continued: “To me, the opportunity Ballers created for so many others, is the real gold of our show.
I love you, I thank you and enjoy our final season of Ballers.”

The sports comedy was created by Stephen Levinson and debuted in 2015.

In addition to Johnson, the cast includes Spencer Strasmore, John David Washington, Ricky Jerret,
Omar Benson Miller, Charles Greane, Donovan W. Carter, Vernon Littlefield, Troy Garity, Jason Antolotti, Rob Corddry, Joe Krutel, and London Brown.

Season 5 of Ballers premieres on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 10:30/9:30c on HBO.