By Jef Dinsmore on Apr 9, 2015 to Ballers, The Brink, True Detective

HBOSundaysHere is the official Press Release relating to HBO’s summer 2015 schedule.

HBO has confirmed that the second season of TRUE DETECTIVE and the new series BALLERS and THE BRINK will debut back-to-back on SUNDAY, JUNE 21, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

TRUE DETECTIVE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of TrueDetective02_RachelandColinCalifornia. Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch star. Written and created by Nic Pizzolatto; first two episodes directed by Justin Lin.


The new comedy series BALLERS kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Ballers_DwayneJMiller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star. Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson; executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss.


The new comedy series THE BRINK begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). This epic dark comedy 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, who must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three. Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales and Geoff Pierson star. Executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach; created by Roberto Benabib and Kim TheBrink_RobbinsBenabib.


At the moment there are no teases or trailers for the two upcoming comedies, but show patience. Surely, all sorts of clips will surface as GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP come to air. All these news firmed up must leave THE LEFTOVERS and WESTWORLD until later. Stay close to HBOWatch and we will give you all of the upcoming details as we get it. Are you excited for TRUE DETECTIVE, BALLERS and THE BRINK? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Emme

    I must say season 1 caught me by surprise. Scenes I saw in advance didn’t really appeal at all – then I watched a complete episode. I have no idea where the writer came up with his insights into contemporary human existence, but they are profound and engaging, and captivatingly expressed through the character of Cohle played with Emmy-level skill by Matthew McConaughey. Well done. Not to be missed.

  • Weds

    So if the second season of The Leftovers and the series premiere of Westworld are paired up in the fall, maybe there’s hope that we’ll get to see the Winter/Scorsese rock & roll drama air in the holiday spot. We know Doll & Em is getting a second season, and Getting On is getting a third – and final – season, so maybe those three will be paired over that period.

    Which would leave Vice Principals (and possibly Mama Dallas) to premiere along with Girls and Togetherness next year, unless they air Doll & Em on an off day like they did with the first season (which aired on Wednesdays, if I’m not mistaken).

    Where that leaves Codes of Conduct, Project Greenlight, and Show Me A Hero is anyone’s guess, but since HBO has decided to ‘cut the cord’ (to an extent) with cable companies, it’s obvious that they’ll be increasing their output to be as attractive a deal as possible.

    In any case, that’s good for us fans, as they seem to be nailing the quality to match up with the quantity. Also looking forward to some news on The Mighty Eighth and David Fincher’s Utopia re-make.

  • Jonas

    High-Floor combination to follow the spring lineup – very nice!

    But also a risk starting 3 series with new characters in summertime after such a sure-thing lineup with veterans like GOT and Veep… Therefore HBO seems to be very sure that the quality will keep all those watchers who just tune in for the names – True Detective, TheRock & Jack Black.

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