HBO Announces July Debut Dates for Vice Principals, The Night Of and Ballers

Posted by at 4:45 pm on April 19, 2016


HBO has today confirmed July debut dates for their upcoming limited series The Night Of, the second season of Ballers and the new series Vice Principals.

The Night Of will premiere Sunday, July 10 at 9:00pm ET/PT, while Ballers and Vice Principals will debut back to back on Sunday, July 17 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

The Night Of is an eight-part limited series created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price. Although the first episode will run 90 minutes, additional hour-long episodes will debut subsequent Sundays at the same time. Starring John Turturro and Riz Ahmed, and directed by Zaillian from teleplays by Price and Zaillian, The Night Of delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and the feral purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused await trial for felony crimes.

Ballers then returns for a ten-episode second season. The show looks at the lives of former and current football players, following former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson), who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sunsoaked Miami. Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon and Arielle Kebble also star. Created by Stephen Levinson, Ballers is executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs.

Vice Principals, set for a nine-episode first season, is created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who also created Eastbound & Down. The dark comedy series tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Walton Goggins star as the two administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. Executive producers on Vice Principals include Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Stephanie Lang.

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