Dwayne Johnson to Star in New NBC Comedy

Dwayne Johnson at the "Rampage" film premiere, London, 11 Apr 2018. Photo by J M Warren/SHM/REX/Shutterstock (9626351ah)

A new TV series inspired by Dwayne Johnson’s childhood is heading to NBC. 

The network had ordered 11 episodes of the comedy Young Rock. 

Per multiple outlets, Johnson is set to appear in every episode of the series that will track The Rock’s formative years of his childhood growing up in Hawaii, Tennessee, and Connecticut.

“Those were the years that were very formative and helped shape me. The confluence of wild personalities that came in and out of my life during these times are just fascinating,” Johnson said.

The single-camera series hails from Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan, who will also co-write the pilot alongside Jeff Chiang. In addition to starring, Johnson will also serve as an executive producer.