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Find Out What 'The Rock' Was Like as a Kid in New NBC Show

January 14, 2020DMT Beauty

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Sitcom Based on Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Childhood Is Headed to NBC

NBC announced this weekend that they will be picking up a new sitcom based on the childhood of wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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The upcoming single-camera comedy entitled "Young Rock" has received a straight-to-series order of 11 episodes, as announced at NBC’s Television Critics Association presentation on Saturday. The show will follow Johnson's formative years in Hawaii and Nashville, his time as a University of Miami football star, and will even venture into to the start of his then-budding wrestling career. Both Johnson and executive producer Brian Gewirtz couldn't wait to hop on Twitter to spread the exciting news about the series pick-up, and Gewirtz even shared a fun teaser trailer packed with nostalgic photos of the little pebble that "The Rock" once was.

"We’re going to find Young Rock, for example, wreaking havoc in the streets of Hawaii when I was a very young teenager, getting arrested seemingly every single week, doing a lot of things I shouldn’t have been doing," Johnson shared in a video message at NBC's presentation, according to Deadline. "Still a good kid," he was sure to add.

The pilot of "Young Rock" was co-written by Jeff Chiang and Nahnatchka Khan, both of "Fresh Off the Boat" fame. Khan will also executive produce alongside Johnson and his Seven Bucks squad which includes ex-wife Dany Garcia, her brother Hiram Garcia, and Gewirtz.

"When we pitched the show to our friends at NBC, at the end of the pitch, all jaws were dropped and all hands were raised,” Johnson shared. “They said ‘We are in 100 percent, you’re not allowed to pitch this anywhere else.’”

Somehow, Johnson has found the time in his insanely busy schedule to not only be fully hands-on with the production of his new television series, but says that they have found "a really fun, creative way" to weave him into every episode of the show as well.  The "Jumanji" star also currently plays the lead role in HBO's "Ballers," and recently added NBC's "The Titan Games" to his long list of hosting and presenting gigs.

No premiere date has been set for "Young Rock" as of yet, but we're hoping to see it hit our TV screens next fall!

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