Dwayne Johnson announced on social media Thursday that his football comedy “Ballers” on HBO will end with its upcoming fifth season.
According to a recent report from Hollywood Reporter, producers of “Ballers” crafted season five with an endgame in mind as decision on the conclusion of the series was made months in advance.
Also per the same report, the decision to end the series comes at a pivotal point for HBO in the TV world as HBO is expanding scripted originals in a bid to better compete with Netflix and other online streaming services such as the new upcoming Apple TV plus.
“Ballers” ranks as HBO’s most-watched scripted comedy, and season four averaged 834,000 same-day viewers.
Season Five is scheduled to premiere on HBO August 25.
You can view the announcement from Dwayne Johnson below:
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My heart 🖤 is full of gratitude to all of you for rockin’ with us every season. 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. 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. This SUNDAY on @HBO. @SevenBucksProd