New Sitcom 'Young Rock' Based on Dwayne Johnson's Childhood Scheduled for Fall Premiere

A television series based on The Rock's younger years is expected to premiere on NBC this coming fall with the wrestler-turned-actor as an executive producer.

AceShowbiz - A sitcom based on Dwayne Johnson's early years is set to air in America this autumn 2020.

The "Jumanji: The Next Level" star, also known by his wrestling name The Rock, announced the project, "Young Rock", earlier this year 2020. The comedy, which will debut on NBC, will focus on the early life of the action man. Johnson will serve as an executive producer and also appear on the show.

"For the first time ever I'm bringing you along with me to experience my insanely unbelievable childhood, teenage years and adolescence," Johnson said as he first shared news of the series in a January 2020 Instagram post, before comparing his story to that of the 1994 film "Forrest Gump".

"My close friends refer to me as the big, brown tattooed Forrest Gump because of everyone and everything that has weaved in and out of my surreal life," he added, revealing the series will feature the harsh realities of his rise to fame, including "success, failure, homelessness, evictions, suicide attempts, arrests, hard times, good times, low times, high times... (and) all this s**t happened to me by the time I turned 21."

An exact premiere date has not yet been set.

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