Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? It’s a new show for NBC!
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson just scored his biggest role to date in a series about his life.
The network gave a straight-to-series order for “Young Rock,” a comedy show based on the former WWE star’s “formative years,” according to PEOPLE.
The single-camera series hails from “Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan.
During a Facetime call with reporters, Johnson said that the coming-of-age autobiography will concern his “wild, and unpredictable, and quite frankly, unbelievable childhood.”
“My early years, my adolescence, my teenage years. The Young Rock years, I’ve told many, many stories. Again, many of them unbelievable, but all of them true. 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,” he said.
The actor even compared his childhood to the Tom Hanks film “Forrest Gump.”
“The confluence of wild personalities that came in, and out of my life during these times, all these years, are just fascinating. From my heroes; Andre the Giant to Muhammad Ali, to Ronald Reagan, you name it. It was almost as if, like I’ve been told, that I had the childhood of Forrest Gump. Where I was just in and out, and weaved in and out of people in and out of my life that were just unbelievable,” he added.
Not only will Johnson serve as an executive producer, but he’ll also reportedly appear in every single episode.
A total of eleven episodes have been picked up.
No release date or cast has been announced.
Johnson’s relationship with the network is going strong as he gears up to host and executive produce the second season of NBC’s “The Titan Games.”
His latest film “Jumanji: The Next Level” is currently in theaters, and he's staying busy with Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” and “Black Adam.”