EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
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 California. 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 Miller, 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 Benabib.