Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shares the first look for Young Rock, an upcoming NBC sitcom. The wrestling icon and global superstar shared this news to Instagram on Saturday.
“Ladies and gents here’s your first look at NBC’s Young Rock,” Johnson wrote on his Instagram handle. “I really wish my dad was around to see this one. Maaaaan he would’ve been proud. And yes, I was clearly kicking puberty’s ass at 15yrs old and becoming a tequila tycoon by the time I was 10. I can’t wait to make you and your families laugh a little and share some life lessons I’ve learned along the way.”
“Yesterday’s headlines are today’s punchlines and I’m grateful to share all the life lessons I’ve learned thru the lens of making ya laugh a little 😂,” he wrote.
Three actors, Bradley Constant, Adrian Groulx, and Uli Latukefu, portray him at various stages of his life. Adrian Groulx is playing the 10-year-old version of The Rock. Bradley Constant stars as a 15-year-old self while Uli Latukefu plays a 20-year-old college football player. The remaining cast includes Stacey Leilua, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa, Joseph Lee Anderson, and John Tui.
The 48-year-old actor is co-producing the show with Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang.
The 11-episode series aims to explore the formative years of Dwayne Johnson. It will depict Johnson’s childhood “from growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami. It will explore the rollercoaster that has shaped Johnson into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he’s met along the way.”
The teaser shows Johnson’s childhood and high school days. It will also glimmer a light on those who helped him rise to fame, including his late father, Rocky Johnson. The sitcom also focuses on The Rock’s football career and his days playing college football at the University of Miami. Fans around the world are excited to watch his new show. Young Rock will premiere on NBC on February 16.