NBC’s newest comedy Young Rock is almost here and Dwayne Johnson is celebrating his new series the only way he knows how. The Rock shared his excitement to fans, revealing a personal and true story about the way he really grew up. The actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler and former American and Canadian football player revealed to fans that his life wasn’t always easy growing up, but he still found the humor from it.
The Rock's reveal via Twitter comes when his new show premieres in just a week, something that was most likely far from his mind when he was 15 years old. Take a look:
Young Rock centers on Dwayne Johnson as he's running for president in the year 2032. He takes a comedic look back at his life through the outrageous stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today. The show will explore his childhood years living amid influential wresting icons while his dad rose to fame in the business, his rebellious teenage years attending high school in Pennsylvania and his football years at the University of Miami. While Dwayne Johnson's experiences have been larger than life, he explains in his telling that he remains a down-to-earth guy who still relates to the American people.
The premise of the show is somewhat similar to Chris Rock’s comedy, Everybody Hates Chris, as a comedic retelling of childhood experiences, life growing up, told through the eyes of the adult narrator that many people are familiar with. That CBS series lasted four seasons and is still binge-watched today. Dwayne Johnson’s series, while not completely following the same concept, is still similar, which could either be good or bad for the series overall.
Young Rock will be paired with fellow new comedy Kenan starting next Tuesday, February 16 on NBC. Both series will replace Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on the schedule, making the musical dramedy take a small hiatus until it returns in March going back to its original Sunday night time slot. Young Rock and Kenan will both be airing through the end of May.
How much of The Rock’s life will actually be depicted in the new comedy series, including that undercover cop story, is still a mystery. But after the series debuted a Young Rock balloon at the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC seems certain fans will be tuning in. Will you?