Dwayne Johnson has had a pretty amazing life. A wrestler-turned-football-player-turned-actor, the multi-hyphenate is one of the most recognizable (and well-paid) faces in the world. But every famous figure has to come from somewhere, and that’s exactly what Young Rock explores. The NBC sitcom, created by Fresh Off the Boat creators Nanatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang tells the story of, well, the young Rock, stretching back to when he was a boy living in Hawaii, to his young adulthood as an aspiring wrestler. Watch the full Young Rock trailer below.
Read More »
Everyone knows the picture: a young Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, looking ripped and sporting a pencil-thin mustache. Surely a picture of the wrestler-turned-actor in his early WWE days, right? Wrong, it’s a 15-year-old Johnson, looking like a full-blown adult who must have terrified the fellow teenagers at his high school. The actor has even joked that his fellow students thought he was an undercover cop. It’s an absurd idea — one that may be absurd enough for a TV show.
And it is. Johnson’s childhood has been turned into an NBC sitcom called Young Rock, a comedy executive produced by Fresh Off the Boat creators Nanatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang, which aims to tell the actor’s origin story. Watch the Young Rock trailer below.
Read More »
Dwayne Johnson hasn’t appeared in a movie since last year’s Jumanji: The Next Level. That’s through no fault of his own, of course – the pandemic has pushed back a couple of his projects which, ideally, would have been released by now. But that means that we’ve gone many months without seeing a new Rock vehicle, and diehard fans are probably wondering when they’ll be able to see his next project.
Today, Johnson shared a new pitch video for his upcoming NBC series Young Rock, which is based on three different time periods in his own early life. Does the whole video end with an extremely obvious ad for his tequila company? You bet your ass it does. But you’ve already come this far, so what are you going to do – not watch it? Check out the Young Rock pitch video below. Read More »
Back at the beginning of 2020, before we knew what trying times lay ahead, NBC announced a new series called Young Rock, a chronicle of the life of Dwayne Johnson as a kid, teen, college football player, and amateur wrestler. Now production is finally kicking off, and The Rock himself has revealed the main cast who will bring his story to life, including at least three different versions of himself. Get a look at the Young Rock cast below alongside real pictures of Johnson and his family. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 by Fred Topel
During NBC’s Television Critics Association presentation, the network announced Dwayne Johnson will executive produce and star in Young Rock. Executive produced by Nanatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang, the project has been given a straight-to-series order and will follow the school years of Dwayne Johnson and even his early wrestling career. Find out more about the Young Rock TV series below. Read More »