Dwayne Johnson‘s childhood is set to be the focus of comedy series.
A single camera comedy show titled Young Rock has been given a straight-to-series order at NBC. The series, as per the official press release from NBC, “will be about his formative years.”
Interestingly, Johnson will be appearing in every episode – although no word on what capacity and what size his part will be. Perhaps he’ll be the narrator à la Jim Parsons in Young Sheldon?
“You’re going to see Young Rock as I was wreaking havoc in my early teens in the streets of Hawaii,” says Johnson in a video shared on social media. He also confirmed that his early career in wrestling would be touched on.
“We’re going to follow Young Rock as professional wrestler. Not my days in the WWE, but more importantly the days before the WWE. I was wrestling for a very small wrestling company in Nashville, Tennessee; wrestling in used car dealerships, flea markets, barns and state fares – all for a hefty forty bucks per match.”
“We’re going to show the good, the bad, the ugly, but most importantly, we’re going to show the always funny.”
The series was pitched to NBC by Johnson and Nahnatchka Khan, creator of Fresh Off the Boat and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. Khan has a four-year overall deal at Universal Television, which is producing the series alongside Khan’s Fierce Baby Productions and Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.
Take a look at the six-minute-plus video Johnson released, complete with another reminder that we could have a President Johnson in the future.
My formative years, also known as my “Forrest Gump” years were wildly unbelievable, yet incredibly all true. 🤦🏽♂️
Ladies & gents, we bring you our exciting new comedy series, “YOUNG ROCK”. @NBC@SevenBucksProd #FierceBabyProductions pic.twitter.com/1AN8AJ8BnU
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 12, 2020