- The Rock’s new childhood and teenage series will premiere on NBC on Tuesday, February 16.
In late 2020, NBC announced the Young Rock Project, a comedy about the life of WWE superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in his youth. In the last hours, Deadline has confirmed that the series will begin airing on Tuesday, February 16 on NBC at 8 pm.
Three actors will play The Rock in the different stages of its request. Adrian Groulx will play Johnson at his age of 10, Bradley Constant will do so when he reaches 15, and eventually, Uli Latukefu will get the role in his early 20s. She also confirmed that Stacey Leilua will be Ata Johnson, her mother, Ana Tuisila as Lia Maivia, her grandmother, and Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson, her father.
Young Rock is scheduled for an 11-episode first season and it is unknown if there will be a second season. Everything will depend on the audience that NBC manages to achieve. The series has been filming in Australia and is written by Nahnatchka Khan, creator of the ABC comedy “Fresh Off The Boat.” The show’s executive producers include Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and former WWE Raw lead writer Brian Gewirtz.
“For the first time, I bring you with me to experience my incredible childhood and adolescence,” The Rock explained on Instagram on the day of the series announcement. “My close friends refer to me as the big, brown, tattooed Forrest Gump because of everything that has gone through my surreal life. I’ve seen it all, my friends: success, failure, homelessness, evictions, suicide attempts, arrests, hard times, good times, low points, high points … And all that shit had happened to me before I was twenty-one. This is a show about my young life. And the lessons I learned. The good, the bad, and the ugly, but always fun. Excited to bring you on this journey to take a look at my past life through the lens of what the future holds. “