NBC is mining the Rock for extra leisure.
The Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to Younger Rock, primarily based on Dwayne Johnson‘s life. The sequence will monitor the WWE star-turned-movie star’s early life, with Johnson slated to seem in each episode of the sequence.
Recent Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan will oversee the single-camera sequence and is co-writing the pilot with Jeff Chiang (Recent Off the Boat). Johnson will function an government producer alongside Khan. Eleven episodes have been ordered.
“Lots of chances are you’ll, or could not have heard, or learn over time that I’ve talked about this wild, and unpredictable, and fairly frankly, unbelievable childhood that I had. My early years, my adolescence, my teenage years. The Younger Rock years, I’ve instructed many, many tales,” Johnson instructed reporters through FaceTime name. “Once more, a lot of them unbelievable, however all of them true. We’re going to seek out Younger Rock, for instance, wreaking havoc within the streets of Hawaii once I was a really younger teenager. Getting arrested, seemingly, each single week. Doing a number of issues I shouldn’t have been doing.”
The star added, “The confluence of untamed personalities that got here in, and out of my life throughout these instances, all these years, are simply fascinating. From my heroes; Andre the Large to Muhammad Ali, to Ronald Reagan, you title it. It was nearly as if, like I’ve been instructed, that I had the childhood of Forrest Gump. The place I used to be simply out and in, and weaved out and in of individuals out and in of my life that had been simply unbelievable.”
Johnson already has a relationship with NBC, internet hosting and executive-producing the competitors sequence The Titan Video games, which launched final yr.
Johnson, who lately starred in HBO comedy Ballers, hit the large display once more final month in Jumanji: The Subsequent Degree. His upcoming movie tasks embrace Jungle Cruise and Black Adam.
This text initially appeared on Ew.com