Sunday, February 23, 2020
Home TV Young Rock to Star Dwayne Johnson and Focus on His Formative Years

Young Rock to Star Dwayne Johnson and Focus on His Formative Years

-

From Nahnatchka Khan and Dwayne Johnson, NBC has given an 11-episode series order to Young Rock, a single-cam comedy inspired by Johnson himself. You can see what Johnson had to say about the show in his post below.

The series will be executive produced by Nahnatchka Khan, Dwayne Johnson, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras. The show will be produced by Universal Television, Seven Bucks Productions and Fierce Baby Productions.

The Young Rock pilot was co-written by Khan and Chiang. Johnson will appear in each episode as the focus and inspiration of the series will be about his formative years.

Johnson and Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions is a global entertainment force with film revenues exceeding $10 billion worldwide. Johnson currently stars in Jumanji: The Next Level, which has grossed over $600 million worldwide, and will next star in Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Johnson and Garcia will also return to executive produce the second season of NBC’s The Titan Games. Johnson also serves as host.

Writer/director/showrunner Khan’s Fierce Baby Productions is a film and TV production company focused on amplifying new voices and perspectives in both comedy and drama. Khan is the creator and executive producer of the groundbreaking television series Fresh Off the Boat, currently airing its sixth and final season, and previously Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23, which ran for two seasons on ABC.

View this post on Instagram

For the first time ever I’m bringing you along with me to experience my insanely unbelievable childhood, teenage years and adolescence. My close friends refer to me as the big, brown tattooed Forrest Gump because of everyone and everything that has weaved in and out of my surreal life. I’ve seen it all my friends – success, failure, homelessness, evictions, suicide attempts, arrests, hard times, good times, low times, high times. And all this shit happened to me by the time I turned 21 😂🤦🏽‍♂️ This is a show about my young life. And the lessons I learned. The good, the bad, the ugly but ALWAYS FUNNY 😂 Excited to bring you on this journey of taking a look at my past life, thru the lens of what the future holds. And who knows what that might 😉🇺🇸 be. @nbc @sevenbucksprod #fiercebabyproductions #YOUNGROCK Coming soon!

A post shared by therock (@therock) on

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege Trailer from Toy Fair!

Netflix and Hasbro have released the New York Toy Fair trailer for new original anime series Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege, coming soon to...

Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris to Star in The Unknown Man

Golden Globe-nominated actor Joel Edgerton (Loving, Boy Erased) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The King) are set to star in thriller...

Secret Westworld 3 Trailer Discovered on Viral Site

In addition to the official Westworld 3 trailer from a few days ago (watch towards the bottom of this page), a secret trailer has also...