Young Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Life Explored In New NBC Comedy

Hopefully, he doesn't have to put the smackdown on anybody's behind, which is made of sugary candy.

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Finally, the Rock has come back to television. If you're the type of person who truly knows what Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is cooking, then you'll be excited to learn that NBC ordered a new series about the WWE superstar and actor's life as a child, titled Young Rock.

Revealed at the TCA winter press tour during the NBC presentation, the comedic series will dive into the wrestler/actor's younger years to let you know about his life before he became the most electrifying man in sports entertainment at WWE. Additionally, Johnson himself mentioned at the panel that the series will cover his time playing football and his early wrestling career, before heading to the WWE.

Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat) and Johnson will executive produce the series, which has been given an 11-episode series order, alongside Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, and Jennifer Carreras. Both Khan and Chiang wrote the pilot for the series.

Johnson will be involved with the show on a week-to-week basis. He'll appear in every episode "as the focus and inspiration" according to the press release.

Finally, the millions--and millions-of The Rock's fans will get more insight into his childhood, being the son of NWA and WWF wrestler Rocky Johnson and Ata Maivia--who is part of the legendary wrestling family, the Anoa'is. Johnson made mention at the panel of moments in his life like when he was playing football for Miami University and wrestling for $40 in Nashville--prior to making it at WWE.

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