Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Ballers will end with its upcoming fifth season.
The decision to end the football comedy, starring and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson, was made months in advance, THR reports.
And Johnson wrote about the show coming to an end on Instagram, saying, “My heart is full of gratitude to all of you for rockin’ with us every season.”
The decision to end Ballers comes as HBO is at a pivotal point in the Peak TV world. The cabler is expanding scripted originals in a bid to better compete with outlets like Netflix and other forthcoming streaming offerings from Apple, Disney and Comcast. HBO’s originals (along with the Friends library) will also be the backbone of parent company WarnerMedia’s streaming offering, HBO Max. That platform is set to launch later this year in beta, with originals slated to debut in 2020.
See Johnson’s full Instagram post 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