11:12am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Arielle Kebbel Boards HBO's 'Ballers'
HBO's upcoming Ballers has added a Vampire Diaries alum to its team.
Arielle Kebbel has booked a recurring role on the premium cable network's upcoming sports comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Ballers, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, examines the lives of a group of former and current football players. Kebbel will recur as Tracy, the sharp career-oriented woman who is a sportscaster on a local Miami station and every bit a match for The Rock.
Kebbel joins a cast that also includes Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett.
The comedy hails from Stephen Levinson (Entourage), who penned the script and executive produces alongside Mark Wahlberg, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Evan Reilly and Peter Berg, the latter of whom will direct the pilot. Dany Garcia is on board as a co-EP. HBO is producing the series with Wahlberg's Closest to the Hole Productions, Levinson's Leverage Entertainment and White Buffalo Entertainment.
Kebbel next stars in Amazon's Chris Carter series The After. Kebbel's credits include The CW's Vampire Diaries and 90210. She's repped by Paradigm, Principal Entertainment LA and Hansen Jacobson.