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HBO Renews ‘Ballers’ and ‘Insecure’

New Seasons Set for 2019

HBO has renewed the comedy series “Ballers” for a fifth season and “Insecure” for a fourth season. Exploring the glamorous and often cutthroat world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game, “Ballers”stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players. Created by Stephen Levinson (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), it returned for its nine-episode fourth season in August.

Other cast regulars for the current season of “Ballers” include John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.

“Insecure” follows the friendship of two black 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. Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Y’lan Noel star in the hit comedy series, which returned for its eight-episode third season also in August.

HBO has not confirmed how many new episodes it has ordered for each comedy.