Always on the lookout for fresh adventures, Dwayne Johnson is turning his childhood into a new NBC comedy series.
11 episodes have already been ordered according to Entertainment Weekly, while Fresh Off the Boat duo Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang are onboard to co-write this single-camera project (titled Young Rock).
Revealing the colourful inspiration behind Young Rock, Dwayne recently told journalists (via People): "Many of you may, or may not have heard, or read over the years that I have talked about this wild, and unpredictable, and quite frankly, unbelievable childhood that I had. My early years, my adolescence, my teenage years.
"The Young Rock years, I've told many, many stories. Again, many of them unbelievable, but all of them true. We're going to find Young Rock, for example, wreaking havoc in the streets of Hawaii when I was a very young teenager. Getting arrested, seemingly, every single week. Doing a lot of things I shouldn't have been doing."
Sounds like an absolute riot, right?
He further teased: "The confluence of wild personalities that came in and out of my life during these times, all these years, are just fascinating. From my heroes; Andre the Giant to Muhammad Ali, to Ronald Reagan, you name it.
"It was almost as if, like I've been told, that I had the childhood of Forrest Gump. Where I was just in and out, and weaved in and out of people in and out of my life that were just unbelievable."
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