HBO is set to be a baller for the foreseeable future.
The cable network confirmed today that Ballers has been picked up for a third season, with star Dwayne Johnson breaking the news himself on Instagram.
“To all our baller fans out there — THANK YOU!” the former wrestler wrote in the post, adding:
“Millions of you tune in every week to join us on this crazy journey of chasin’ greatness and dealin’ with life’s pain… and the greatest compliment we always hear from you is that we’re real and authentic.
"Means the world considering how close this character is to my bones.”
Ballers Season 2 premiered earlier this month to 1.6 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating among young adults, numbers on par with its opening season run and placing second for the night only to the season opener of Starz’s Power... among scripted original programs.
“Dwayne Johnson, [executive producers] Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the Ballers team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said via statement.
“We look forward to another great season of Ballers next year.”
Concluded Johnson in his message to fans:
Now that you know there's gonna be a Season 3.. you'll be watchin' this season with a different eye. Enjoy and have fun with it and above all else... Ball so hard.
#Ballers SUNDAY NIGHTS 10pm on @HBO @sevenbucksprod.