No more puzzles to be solved, “True Detective” fans. HBO finally announced that the 2nd season will premiere on 22nd June, along with the debut of the new series, “Ballers” and “The Brink”.

Created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, the 1st season of “True Detective” starred “Interstellar” actor Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, the Louisiana State Police detective duo who revisits a bizarre homicide cast they worked on in 1995. The format and the narrative tone of the series earned them various awards and nominations as the series uses multiple timelines to trace their hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana across 17 years.

All the episodes in Season 1 were directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with McConaughey and Harrelson as executive producers.


“True Detective” is one of the shows to make its triumphant return to TV for its 8-episode 2nd season this year. It will come with a whole new storyline and cast members, including Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Taylor Kitsch. It is a highly anticipated season because “The Notebook” star Rachel McAdams also joined the series for an unspecified leading role. Her role may give the series a chance to stretch its gender equality.

Written and created by Nic Pizzolatto; the first 2 episodes were directed by 4-time “Fast and Furious” helmer Justin Lin.

The official synopsis is as follows:

A bizarre murder brings together 3 law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California.

Check out the teaser trailer of “True Detective” Season 2 below:

As for “The Ballers”, the news comedy series will kick off its 10-episode season on HBO on 22nd June (Monday) at 10am, with a same day primetime encore at 10pm. “Furious 7” star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is starring as the male lead, along with Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble.

The official synopsis is as follows:


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.

Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson, the series is executive produced by “Ted 2” star Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly, and Rob Weiss.

Check out the official trailer of “Ballers” below:

“The Brink” is also another new comedy series that is set to make its debut on HBO on 22nd June (Monday) at 10:30am, with a same day primetime encore at 10:30pm. Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and Pablo Schreiber are starring in the series for the main leading roles, alongside Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, and Geoff Pierson.

The official synopsis of “The Brink” is as follows:

This epic dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on 3 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 3.

Created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib, the series is executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib, and Jay Roach.

Check out the teaser trailer of “The Brink” below:

UPDATE (19th June, 5:56PM):

One sure sign that we won’t be feeling blues on next Monday is because a total of 2 new shows will debut on HBO Asia, alongside the 2nd season of “True Detective”.

“The Ballers”, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the leading role, will premiere on HBO on 22nd June (Monday) at 10am.

Watch the trailer here:

As for “The Brink”, it stars Jack Black as Alex Talbot, a lowly Foreign Service officer. Tim Robbins is starring the series as Secretary of State Walter Larson while Pablo Schreiber plays ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson.

The series focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on 3 disparate, desperate men who must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War 3.

Watch the trailer here:

On 22nd June at 9am, the 2nd season of “True Detective” as well as “Ballers” and “The Brink”, will debut back-to-back on HBO / HBO HD (Astro Ch 411 / 431) same time as the US. The primetime encore will air on the same day at 9pm. The shows will also be released on Astro On The Go.

For more information, visit HBO Asia’s official website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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