New comedy TV series based on The Rock's early days is in development 3 years ago

New comedy TV series based on The Rock's early days is in development

Young Rock is set to lay the smack down.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is unquestionably one of the most successful individuals on the planet.


Not only that, he's a great example of a crossover star, having made the move from the wrestling ring to Hollywood, generating colossal figures at the box office along the way.

He also found the time to form a production company - Seven Bucks - that, among other projects, brought the life story of WWE star Paige to the big screen in the form of last year's enjoyable, Florence Pugh-starring Fighting with My Family.

With all that said, you'd think the man himself's story would be worth adapting. Step forward American network NBC and a brand new comedy TV series based on Johnson's early days.

Guaranteed at least one season from the off, Young Rock will focus on Johnson's formative years over the course of 11 episodes.


Johnson will appear in every one of those episodes, with Fresh Off The Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan acting as co-showrunner alongside the hulking subject matter.

Deadline reports that Young Rock began life in autumn of last year with NBC preemptively snapping the show up with a straight-to-series order.

It is unclear precisely which years Young Rock will highlight but let's hope it's better than Young Sheldon, eh?