AceShowbiz - HBO previews its two new comedies "Ballers" and "The Brink" by debuting the first teasers. The former stars Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson as former football superstar Spencer Strasmore, who gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players on the business of football.
The teaser sees him making a deal, getting into a fight and enjoying the glamorous life of footballers. "Right now my dreams are all about deals and dollars," he says. "I'm a financial manager and I will put your money to work."
"The Brink", meanwhile, follows %cJack Black%'s Alex Talbot, a lowly Foreign Service officer sent to the restless streets of Islamabad, Pakistan to report to the U.S. government during what seems to be an attempted coup d'etat. %cTim Robbins% plays U.S. Secretary of State Walter Larson, who is seen in a compromising situation in a bedroom in the teaser.
The show focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men: Secretary of State Walter Larson, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson (%cPablo Schreiber%), who must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three.
"Ballers" will debut June 21 at 10 P.M. after "True Detective" season 2 premiere, followed by "The Brink" at 10:30 P.M.