The return of Ballers is imminent, even if it’s being massively overshadowed by that other ultra-popular HBO show finally returning. But forget about Iron Thrones, dragons, and White Walkers for a minute, because it’s time to get hyped for a completely different kind of comeback.
Ballers, which stars Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry as a couple of guys trying to make it big in the sports business, will kick off its third season in mid-July, bringing back that “Entourage, but for sports” vibe that has made it a fairly successful show over the past two years. If you’ve seen the trailer for Season 3, you’ll know that it’s promising bigger and better things. Plus it’s a great way to wind down right after all the serious brooding and death that comes with Game of Thrones, which airs right before Ballers does.
Here’s our Season 3 wishlist for Ballers:
This show is always trying to exist on the edge of real-life, and one of the ways it does that is by having multiple cameos from famous people in the sports industry. Even Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazer has become a bit of a recurring character, playing a fictionalized version of himself. Other notable cameos include Steven Jackson, Antonio Brown, DeSean Jackson, Terrell Suggs, and Don Shula.
We’ve already seen a snippet of Steph Curry in one of the teaser trailers, but we’re excited to see who else Ballers might have lined up to play a part this season. Grabbing the two-time NBA MVP is already a pretty solid get, so hopefully there are some more recognizable faces showing up to keep realism going.