The third season of Johnson’s HBO series Ballers is set to debut July 23, and it’s shaping up to be the show’s biggest season yet.
After nearly losing his sports management business and pushing some of his clients to the limit, Johnson’s character Spencer Strasmore is looking to go even bigger—maybe even worldwide.
Johnson stars alongside a strong supporting cast: Rob Corddry as Spencer’s financial management partner, Joe; John David Washington as cocky football star Ricky Jerret; Dulé Hill as Dolphins general manager Larry Siefert; Donovan W. Carter as Vernon Littlefield, a Dallas Cowboys star and one of Spencer’s most important clients; and Omar Miller as Charles Greane, a beloved former NFL player looking to transition into front-office work.
Ballers is yet another example of how Johnson has dipped his toes into almost every medium in Hollywood. Besides Ballers—the first season was HBO’s highest-rated comedy series in six years—Johnson is also starring in big-budget action films like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Rampage, and Skyscraper. He also has a burgeoning digital empire with his Seven Bucks Productions YouTube channel.
Does Johnson even have time to sleep? (He certainly has time to get in the gym—just look at these 11 epic Instagram workout posts from his profile.)
Either way, Ballers is back. Here are five reasons why this season will be absolutely badass.