Young Rock: Dwayne Johnson-inspired sitcom gets series order at NBC
NBC has officially given a series order to creator Nahnatchka Khan’s brand new single-cam comedy series titled Young Rock, which will based on blockbuster star Dwayne Johnson’s young life centering on his childhood, teenage years and adolescence. Johnson also took to Instagram to share an announcement video, featuring the Black Adam star talking about what the fans should expect in the new series. Check out his full Instagram post below!
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For the first time ever I’m bringing you along with me to experience my insanely unbelievable childhood, teenage years and adolescence. My close friends refer to me as the big, brown tattooed Forrest Gump because of everyone and everything that has weaved in and out of my surreal life. I’ve seen it all my friends – success, failure, homelessness, evictions, suicide attempts, arrests, hard times, good times, low times, high times. And all this shit happened to me by the time I turned 21 This is a show about my young life. And the lessons I learned. The good, the bad, the ugly but ALWAYS FUNNY Excited to bring you on this journey of taking a look at my past life, thru the lens of what the future holds. And who knows what that might be. @nbc @sevenbucksprod #fiercebabyproductions #YOUNGROCK Coming soon!
Young Rock will be an 11-episode sitcom that will be inspired by Dwayne Johnson‘s unbelievable childhood which he likens to Tom Hanks’ award-winning film Forrest Gump. Johnson, who has also signed on as an executive producer through his Seven Bucks Productions banner, is expected to appear in each episode. He previously starred in HBO’s sports drama Ballers which aired its final season last year.
The pilot will be co-written by Khan and Jeff Chiang, who will also serve as executive producers along with Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras. The series is a co-production between Universal Television, Seven Bucks Productions and Khan’s Fierce Baby Productions.
Khan is best known as the creator of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat which is based on chef Eddie Huang’s life. Starring Randall Park and Golden Globe nominee Constance Wu, the series is currently airing its sixth and final season.