April 18, 2012 06:26:15 GMT
The former wrestler, whose real name is Dwayne Johnson, will star on and executive produce an action adventure show that tests the contestants with more than physical challenges.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is entering unscripted TV world with "The Hero". The professional wrestler-turned-actor has signed up to star on and executive produce the new reality series with producing partner Dany Garcia and entertainment studio, Electus.
Currently in early stages of development, the action adventure show will place three teams on three different continents. "Each episode will challenge contestants with difficult moral dilemmas, incredible feats of courage, and individual leadership and self-sacrifice, proving that a true hero is defined by far more than just physical strength and power," so it's said in a news release.
39-year-old Johnson added, " 'The Hero' will bridge the digital and physical world on the small screen in an unmatched fashion, enabling fans to determine the fate of the show's contestants entirely through social media and on-screen decision making." The show will indeed get viewers involved on Twitter, Facebook and other tools.
Creator and executive producer Rick Ringbakk further teased, " 'The Hero' is a series designed to redefine what is possible in unscripted television. It has incredible scale, but at its core it's about testing the limits of real people and real relationships. Dwayne Johnson is emblematic of what it means to 'be more than you can be', and to be a hero."