Season three of HBO’s popular half-hour series Ballers finishes up with four new episodes in September 2017. The comedy/drama set in the worlds of finance and football stars Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, and Dule Hill. The series, which earned a fourth season renewal on August 8, was created by Stephen Levinson. Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs, and Karyn McCarthy serve as executive producers.
The Season 3 Plot: After baring his soul at the rookie symposium and undergoing hip surgery, Spencer Strasmore returns with a new outlook and fresh goals, hoping to forge bonds with new players across the country while improving his relationships with existing clients. With league certification in hand, Joe Krutel and Spencer go after a jackpot deal. Ricky Jerret’s newfound discoveries affect his personal and professional life; Vernon Littlefield and Reggie accept a risky endorsement deal; ex-player Charles Greane learns that working in the front office is as rough as playing on the gridiron; and Jason Antolotti continues to orchestrate deals to satisfy both players’ bank accounts and their oversized egos.
In an ever-changing business where the shelf life for stardom and multi-million-dollar contracts are short, Spencer is intent on proving that the key to successful sports management isn’t just about making money and having fun – it’s about delivering on the promises you make. Looking at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players in sun-soaked Miami.
Ballers September 2017 Episodes:
Episode #27 (season 3, episode 7): “Ricky-Leaks”
Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 3 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) finds himself in damage-control mode after an incident involving Ricky (John David Washington) and a brash high-schooler. Excited over a possible plum job, Charles (Omar Benson Miller) bristles at Julie’s (Jazmyn Simon) lack of disclosure at work. Looking to reduce Vernon’s (Donovan Carter) suspension, Reggie (London Brown) impresses Candace (Emayatzy Corinealdi) at the league office. Spencer and Joe (Rob Corddry) find themselves at odds with Anderson (Richard Schiff) over ASM’s future.
Written by Rob Weiss; directed by Rob Weiss.
Episode #28 (season 3, episode 8): “Alley-Oops”
Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 10 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) gets unexpected info that leads him to reassess his priorities. Joe (Rob Corddry) considers the best way to break bad news to the ASM staff. Marginalized once again by Larry (Dulé Hill), Charles (Omar Benson Miller) decides to take matters into his own hands.
Written by Rashard Mendenhall; directed by David Katzenberg.
Episode #29 (season 3, episode 9): “Crackback”
Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) learns that his master plan to bring a team to Las Vegas may be in jeopardy. Ricky (John David Washington) arrives at a crossroads, personally and professionally. Charles (Omar Benson Miller) sees his wish come true in Miami, but ends up with regrets.
Written by Evan Reilly & Steve Sharlet; directed by Julian Farino.
Episode #30 (season 3, episode 10): “Yay Area” (season finale)
Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 24 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe (Rob Corddry) get a late-game assist in their efforts to win over team owners. After soul-searching, Ricky (John David Washington) maps out a new future. Jason (Troy Garity) gets Charles (Omar Benson Miller) another crack at a coveted job. Reggie (London Brown) makes an impact at training camp.
Written by Evan Reilly; directed by Julian Farino.