'Young Rock': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about NBC's Dwayne Johnson sitcom

The single-camera comedy is set to tell the story of the wrestling star and actor's 'colorful' early years and will feature Johnson bookend every episode.


                            'Young Rock': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about NBC's Dwayne Johnson sitcom
Dwayne Johnson (Getty Images)

If you're a fan of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, NBC has you covered with its upcoming sitcom based on his life and adventures. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming series. 

Release date

The release date for Season 1 of 'Young Rock' is yet to be revealed, but it is likely to air in the 2020-21 season.

Plot

With official synopsis unavailable at the moment, we can only speculate based on the official video announcement made by Johnson on his Instagram. 

The series is set to focus on Johnson's childhood and adolescence. "For the first time ever I’m bringing you along with me to experience my insanely unbelievable childhood, teenage years and adolescence," he wrote on Instagram.

Likening his "unbelievable childhood" to that of Forrest Gump, Johnson shed some light on the premise of the show and how it will take the story of a young Rock forward. "We're going to find young Rock wreaking havoc on the streets of Hawaii, when I was a teenager, getting arrested seemingly every single week, doing things I shouldn't have been doing, but still a good kid. Then we got evicted off the island, and moved to, of all places Nashville, Tennessee, where I continued to get in trouble."

The star added, "Just imagine me at 15 in downtown Nashville, listening to honky-tonk, buying my first car from a crackhead for $70. I did talk him down so I was a pretty good negotiator. Then we go into high school years and then I became University of Miami football star, if you will, until I got beat out of my position by a guy by the name of Warren Sapp, who went on to become one of the greatest defensive tackles of all time."

The single-camera comedy is set to tell the story of the wrestling star and actor's "colorful" early years and will feature Johnson bookend every episode. 'Young Rock' will also concentrate on some of Johnson's important relationships in life in the 11-episodic first season — his mother, father and grandmother, about whom he talks in the video.

Cast

Besides Dwayne Johnson, details about other cast of 'Young Rock' aren't out yet. Since the show also puts the focus on his relationship with his family, it is likely we will see more people added to the list. 

Creators

The series is executive produced by Dwayne Johnson himself and his Seven Buck Productions' Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras. Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang will also serve as executive producers for the show apart from co-writing it.

Trailers

There is no trailer released so far for 'Young Rock'. 

Where to watch

The series will be available to watch on NBC. 

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