WATCH | ‘Ballers,’ ‘Insecure’ to premiere new seasons back-to-back on HBO

Dwayne Johnson in Ballers and Issa Rae in Insecure, two HBO hit series that will premiere on HBO and HBO Go this Monday, August 13 starting 10AM same time as the US.

Two acclaimed hit comedy-drama shows are returning this month on HBO.

Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson and Insecure starring Issa Rae, will kick off their new seasons back-to-back same time as the US on Monday, August 13 from 10AM on HBO and HBO GO, the streaming service of the cable television giant.

Ballers returns for its nine-episode fourth season, same time as the US on Monday, August 13 at 10AM, with a same-day primetime encore at 11PM, exclusively on HBO. The series will also be streaming on HBO GO. Exploring the glamorous, often cutthroat, world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game, Ballers is headlined by Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players.

After refusing to compromise his principles by joining an alliance with the filthy-rich Anderson brothers to move a football franchise to Las Vegas, Spencer and his partner Joe set out to expand their foothold in the client-management business, weighing an opportunity to purchase an extreme-sports LA outfit. Other cast members include John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Brittany S. Hall. Created by Steve Levinson; executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs and Karyn McCarthy.

Watch the official trailer here:

Insecure, on the other hand, begins its eight-episode third season, same time as the U.S. on Monday, August 13 at 10:30AM, with a same-day primetime encore at 11:30PM, exclusively on HBO. The series will also be streaming on HBO GO. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae as Issa, Yvonne Orji as Molly, Lisa Joyce as Frieda, Natasha Rothwell as Kelli, Amanda Seales as Tiffany and Y’lan Noel as Daniel, the series follows the friendship of two African American 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.

In the third season, Issa attempts to navigate her complicated relationship with Daniel, a childhood friend and on-and-off-again fling who’s looking to take his music career to the next level. On the work front, she begins to question her role at the nonprofit “We Got Y’all” and Molly sets boundaries in order to concentrate on her dream job at an African American-owned law firm, which she risks sabotaging via her insecurities and hang-ups. Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Dayna Lynne North and Jim Kleverweis. Issa Rae recently received an Emmy nomination and has also received two Golden Globe nominations for Insecure.

Watch the official trailer here: