Ballers, the HBO sports show Dwayne Johnson somehow found time
to make in between his endless movies, came to an end over the
summer, capping off a five-season run and no doubt breaking the
heart of super-fan
Elizabeth Warren. But people who like the former wrestler on
their TVs shouldn’t fret:
As per The Hollywood Reporter, he’s heading to NBC for show
about his early days called Young Rock.
Though the show will focus on the pugilist-turned-thespian’s
formative years, Johnson will star in every episode. How that will
work remains unclear as of now, but let’s assume he either acts
as a kind of host, or perhaps he’ll play one of the adults back
in the days when he took iconic
high school pictures.
As of now, Young Rock has a mere 11-episode order from NBC and
no set premiere date. What we do know is it will be co-written by
Fresh Off the Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan, as well as her
longtime collaborator Jeff Chiang. Meanwhile, Johnson can still be
seen in the super-hit sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, and he has
the Disney amusement park adaptation Jungle Cruise due in July, as
well as yet another Fast and/or Furious. And don’t forget this
peerlessly busy man can also probably due a piledrive.
Source: FS – All – Entertainment – News 2
Dwayne Johnson Is Making A TV Comedy About His Early Days Called ‘Young Rock’