Young Rock: Created by Jeff Chiang, Nahnatchka Khan. With Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Ana Tuisila. A look at the formative years of superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as he grows up through life.
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Young Rock - Watch episodes on NBC.com and the NBC App. Dwayne Johnson stars in the comedy about his own life.
Young Rock is an American television sitcom based upon the life of professional wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name "The Rock". The series is created by Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang and premiered on NBC on February 16, 2021.
- February 16, 2021 –, present
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Rate. 10. Rate. 0. Error: please try again. As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he reflects on his life that's shaped him into the man he is today, from growing up in a resilient family, to navigating rebellious teen years, to playing NCAA football. S1, Ep2. 23 Feb. 2021. On the Road Again.
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The sitcom is set in a frame story where Johnson is running as a candidate in the 2032 United States presidential election. Each episode involves Johnson participating in an interview or other conversation which leads him to flashback to a story from one of three periods of Johnson’s life (except for the pilot, where all three are shown): as a 10-year old in Hawaii; as a high school student in Pennsylvania; and as a college student and football player at the University of Miami.
1. Dwayne Johnsonas Himself 2. Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Dwayne Johnson 3. Bradley Constant as 15-year-old Dwayne Johnson 4. Uli Latukefu as 18–20-year-old Dwayne Johnson 5. Stacey Leilua as Ata Johnson 6. Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson 7. Ana Tuisila as Lia Maivia 8. John Tui as Afa Anoa'i 9. Randall Parkas Himself 10. Fasitua Amosa as Sika Anoa'i
1. Matthew Willig as André the Giant 2. Brett Azar as The Iron Sheik 3. Nate Jackson as Junkyard Dog 4. Kevin Makely as Randy Savage
On January 11, 2020, NBC gave a straight-to-series order to Young Rock, a comedy series based on Dwayne Johnson's early life created by Johnson and Nahnatchka Khan and produce the series with Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Jennifer Carreras, Hiram Garcia, and Brian Gewirtz with Khan and Chiang writing the pilot. In November 2020, production on the series commenced in Australia. On January 15, 2021, it was announced that the series would premiere on February 16, 2021.
Three actors were cast to play Johnson at three ages from his youth. On September 30, 2020, Johnson revealed that Bradley Constant was cast as 15-year-old Johnson, Uli Latukefu as 18–20-year-old Johnson, Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Johnson, Stacey Leilua as Johnson's mother, Ata Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson as Johnson's father, Rocky Johnson, and Ana Tuisila as Johnson's grandmother, Lia Maivia.
During the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, an inflatable float featuring Dwayne Johnson in his 20s was unveiled in promotion of the television show.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 89% based on 18 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.99/10. On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 10 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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