HBO is pulling out the big guns for their summer Sunday night programming. The premiere of Season 2 of True Detective with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, a new political comedy, Brink, with Jack Black, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as a financial manager to the NFL in Ballers. Despite going for the superstar talent, HBO hasn’t struck gold with the new lineup. True Detective is getting slammed in comparison to the amazing first season with Matthew McConaghey. Brink is pretentious, unfunny, and a dud. Ballers has been renewed for a second season. The show feels like a Miami version of Entourage mixed with the behind the scenes NFL series, Hard Knocks, but Dwayne’s charisma is carrying the show so far. The opening theme song to Ballers is “Right Above It” by Lil Wayne and Drake. Originally released in 2010 on Wayne’s “I Am Not A Human Being” CD, the braggadocious flow and lyrics create the perfect hype track for the show. “Hey Mama (Club Killers Remix)” with Nicki Minaj and David Guetta is used on the HBO trailer for Ballers included here.
“RIGHT ABOVE IT” Lil Wayne with Drake
“BALLERS” Trailer #2 featuring music by Nicki Minaj and David Guetta