The Season 2 finale of HBO?s comedy-drama series Ballers aired Sunday night and speculations are already on for the next season. Though Ballers was renewed for Season 3 just two episodes into the second season, doubts remain as to the return of lead star Dwayne ?The Rock? Johnson.
Ballers revolves around The Rock?s character Spencer Strasmore. A former NFL player, Strasmore, becomes a financial manager and helps young NFL players.
Dwayne Johnson?s Busy Schedule
The former WWE star, Johnson, is right now the highest paid Hollywood actor. His hectic schedule with several projects on the way means he might either quit. Or cause delays for the next Ballers season. Currently, he?is filming the Jumanji sequel with Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.
The Rock has several projects on the way which include G.I. Joe 3 and?Die Hard in China. Other releases include?Rampage, San Andreas 2, Shazam and Journey 3: From The Earth To The Moon. Other rumoured titles?include?Fast and Furious Spin-off, The Rundown 2 and Wolfman. Besides, Johnson would be busy promoting his upcoming movies like Furious 8 and the Disney animated film Moana.
However, president of HBO programming, Casey Bloys, had confirmed back in July that Johnson would return for Season 3.
?Dwayne Johnson, executive producers: Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the Ballers team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers. We look forward to another great season of Ballers next year.?
Despite that and with so much on his plate, the Rock probably doesn’t have enough time in his schedule. The next series would not film early anyway so it could be a long wait.
Ballers to shift focus on other characters
Strasmore?may be the central character of Ballers, but the next season would probably shift its focus to the supporting cast. Movie.News.Guide reported that the critical reception of the sophomore season was not as good as the first. With both seasons focused on Johnson, other characters barely got any time.
With the Season 3 premiere, that will probably change. Ballers will bring a fresh change of things and establish a stronger supporting cast giving them their own story arcs. With Denzel Washington?s son John David Washington involved, he could be picked up to lead the new story arc.
Ballers Season 3 is expected to premiere sometime in 2017.