If you were just thinking that you needed more of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson back on the small screen, then you're in luck, as the WWE Hall of Famer's upcoming series Young Rock has been confirmed for a midseason debut on NBC this fall. According to TV Line, the new show will be joining the network's other midseason shows Ellen's Game of Games, Good Girls, Kenan, Mr. Mayor, Small Fortune, That's My Jam, True Story, and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. An exact premiere date is yet to be revealed.
A biographical series, Young Rock will, as the title would suggest, focus on the early years of Johnson's life and career as an entertainer. Johnson is also on board to appear in each of the freshman season's 11 episodes, but his role has not yet been stated. It's possible Dwayne Johnson will serve as a narrator or introduce each episode, but it's also worth noting he's previously played his father in a guest appearance on That '70s Show, so he just might appear as one of his older relatives on Young Rock as well. Additional details on the plot are not clear, and it still isn't known who will portray the younger version of Johnson.
As most fans of the Jumanji: The Next Level star will know, Johnson's claim to fame came in the wrestling business long before he was headlining action movies in Hollywood. As part of a famous Samoan wrestling family, Johnson followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather to become a professional wrestler for WWF (later WWE). Known initially as Rocky Maivia, Johnson's popularity skyrocketed when he started calling himself The Rock and turned the intensity and charisma all the way up. He has since become one of the most prolific actors in history, though he continues to make sporadic appearances in WWE to pay homage to his roots.
Johnson will be keeping busy on the big screen as well, as we can expect to see many anticipated movies coming from the actor in the near future. He will appear in the upcoming movie Jungle Cruise and has provided voice work for a Tom and Jerry movie that's also in the works. Black Adam, a new DCEU movie starring Johnson as the titular superhero, is also in production for a planned 2021 release. Additionally, Johnson is filming the thriller Red Notice alongside Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, and a sequel to the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw is also in the early stages of production.
Because Johnson is the creator and executive producer of Young Rock as well, the series, It will certainly be interesting for fans of the wrestler turned actor to see how the man who'd become famous as The Rock came to be. With a planned premiere for the fall, new information on the series should likely be soon forthcoming from NBC. In the meantime, you can check out some of Johnson's early work as a professional wrestler on the WWE Network, which now offers a free version with limited content for non-subscribers. This news comes to us from TV Line.