Dwayne Johnson has shared the teaser for Young Rock, an upcoming comedy series at NBC based on the pro wrestler and Hollywood star's early years. Posted to Instagram by Johnson and to YouTube by NBC, the teaser provides a good look at the true-life origin story of the man who'd go on to become one of WWE's biggest stars and the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. It all had to start somewhere, and you can take a peek at where it all begins in the video below.
In the caption of his Instagram post, Dwayne Johnson writes, "Ladies and gents, here's your first look at @nbcyoungrock. I really wish my dad was around to see this one. Maaaaan he would've been proud. And yes, I was clearly kicking puberty's ass at 15yrs old and becoming a tequila tycoon by the time I was 10. I can't wait to make you and your families laugh a little and share some life lessons I've learned along the way."
Another recent Instagram post from Johnson also reveals the Young Rock poster. "Appreciate all your early buzz for our NBC comedy @nbcyoungrock about all the crazy s*** that's been my life throughout the years," the Rock says. "Yesterday's headlines are today's punchlines and I'm grateful to share all the life lessons I've learned thru the lens of making ya laugh a little. Set your calendars.... COMING TO YOUR LIVING ROOMS FEBRUARY 15th."
Johnson also details how the series will follow his entire upbringing, "from growing up in the wild (and cutthroat) world of pro wrestling in the early 80s to being accused of being a high school undercover cop at 15yrs old because I was already 6'4 220lbs with a FULL Magnum PI mustache and driving my own car." The show will also explore Johnson's days of becoming a football National Champion at the University of Miami, with the Rock explaining, "we owned college football and changed the way the game was played."
The series was developed for television by Johnson and Nahnatchka Khan. Set over multiple time periods, Young Rock stars Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Dwayne, Bradley Constant as 15-year-old Dwayne, and Uli Latukefu as 18-20-year-old Dwayne. Stacey Leilua will star as his mother, Ata Johnson, with Joseph Lee Anderson playing the Rock's father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson. Additionally, Ana Tuisila will play Lia Maivia, Dwayne's grandmother.
Johnson has certainly come a long way since he was the young man we'll meet in Young Rock. According to Forbes, the Hobbs & Shaw and Jumanji star was the highest-paid actor in the United States last year, frequently racking up millions with his many movie roles. This month, he was also named as the "Most Likeable Person in the World" by The Profile, and he joked that he's "made a little progress" from when he was a scrapper at 15.
Young Rock will debut on NBC on Feb. 15. As for 48-year-old Rock, you can next catch Johnson alongside Emily Blunt in the upcoming adventure movie Jungle Cruise, which is set to premiere on July 30. This news comes to us from The Rock on Instagram.