Dwayne Johnson to star in NBC comedy based on his life
NBC is mining the Rock for more entertainment.
The Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to Young Rock, based on Dwayne Johnson‘s life. The series will track the WWE star-turned-movie star’s formative years, with Johnson slated to appear in every episode of the series.
Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan will oversee the single-camera series and is co-writing the pilot with Jeff Chiang (Fresh Off the Boat). Johnson will serve as an executive producer alongside Khan. Eleven episodes have been ordered.
Johnson already has a relationship with NBC, hosting and executive-producing the competition series The Titan Games, which launched last year.
Johnson, who recently starred in HBO comedy Ballers, hit the big screen again last month in Jumanji: The Next Level. His upcoming film projects include Jungle Cruise and Black Adam.