‘Ballers’ looks at humour, drama in the lives of pro athletes
Omar Benson Miller spent three seasons on “CSI: Miami,” but only this past year did he get a chance to film a television show in South Florida.
“It was Miami at the best time to be in Miami: In the winter, which is just the mildest climate,” Miller said. “They can sign me up for another 10 years of that.”
Miller appears on “Ballers,” HBO’s new series that airs at 10 p.m. EDT Sundays. It stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a retired football star trying to start a second career as a financial manager, goaded by his boss - played by Rob Corddry - to “monetize” his friendships. The show was created by Stephen Levinson, whose previous credits include HBO’s “Entourage.”
Miller plays a reluctantly retired NFL lineman who’s trying to adjust to life after the game as a car salesman.
“He’s very into his wife and into family,” Miller said. “He was really into football, but now he’s trying to transition into being a normal member of society.”