Dwayne Johnson has just landed a new comedy series on NBC and its set to concentrate on the formative years of a person he knows better than most: himself.
Titled Young Rock, the 11-part series is said to explore the WWF-star-turned-actor’s childhood, with Johnson starring in every episode and a younger actor portraying his younger self. Johnson will also produce the series alongside Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23‘s Nahnatchka Khan.
Per USA Today’s report, Johnson explained the narrative in detail. “I’ve told many many stories, many of them unbelievable, but all of them true. You’ll find Young Rock wreaking havoc in the streets of Hawaii, getting arrested doing a lot of things I shouldn’t do. We were evicted off the island and moved, to all places, Nashville, Tennessee.”
He continued, “Imagine me being in downtown Nashville, listening to country music at 15 years-old, buying my first car from a crackhead for $70. We go into my high school years as Young Rock, and my role as a University of Miami football star, until I got beaten out of my position by a young man named Warren Sapp, who went on to become one of the greatest defensive tackles of all time.”
Johnson then moved on to discuss how he used to wrestle for $40 per match in parking lots of used-car dealerships and flea markets. “Those were the years that were very formative and helped shape me… It was almost as if I’d been told I had the childhood of Forrest Gump, where people weave in and out of my life.”
Information regarding Young Rock‘s release date to follow.