10:55am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Insecure' and 'Ballers' Renewed at HBO
Viewers haven't seen the last of Ballers and Insecure.
HBO has renewed the Dwayne Johnson and Issa Rae comedies for seasons four and three, respectively.
Rae announced the season three pickup on Twitter with a special video.
The renewals come midway through the half-hours' current summer runs, where they are airing behind Game of Thrones.
“We’re thrilled that the summer lineup of Ballers and Insecure connected with our viewers out of the gate,” said HBO programming executive vp Amy Gravitt. “We're so proud to work with Dwayne, Issa and all of the amazing talent in both shows.”
Debuting in November 2016, HBO moved up Insecure's sophomore run to pair the series with two of the pay cabler's biggest original hits, Game of Thrones and Ballers.
Ballers has been one of the HBO's top comedies since it premiered in 2015. Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs and Karyn McCarthy executive produce the series.
The continued success of Ballers comes on top of Johnson's busy film career, which includes an upcoming Jumanji remake, San Andreas 2 and Jungle Cruise, among others.
Rae co-created Insecure with Larry Wilmore, and she exec produces with showrunner Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.
Previously best known for her web series Awkward Black Girl, Rae earned a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a comedy series for her work on season one of Insecure.
At HBO, Ballers and Insecure join returning original comedies Veep, Silicon Valley, Divorce, Crashing, Vice Principals, High Maintenance and the ninth-season revival of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm. Upcoming entries include Barry, starring Bill Hader.