HBO has announced renewals for two of its veteran series. Returning for a fifth season will be “Ballers,” while “Insecure” will be back for season four.
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming, made the announcement today.
In the announcement, HBO says of “Ballers”: “Exploring the glamorous and often cutthroat world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game, ‘Ballers’ stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players.”
Created by Stephen Levinson (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), the comedy series returned for its nine-episode fourth season on Sunday, Aug. 12. Other cast regulars for the current season include John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.
“‘Insecure’ follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences,” HBO says in the announcement. Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Y’lan Noel star in the comedy, which returned for its eight-episode third season Sunday, Aug. 12.