The Rock's Chaotic Youth Is Set To Be Adapted Into A Series

The former wrestler turned blockbuster icon hasn't always been the model businessman we know today.

It's confirmed: Dwayne Johnson really is capable of anything. According to Deadline, the man also known as The Rock is working on a comedy series… inspired by his own youth. Currently in preparation at NBC, which has commissioned a full season without even reading the script, the comedy will focus on the former wrestler's teenage years, which he spent in Hawaii and the USA. 

"We’re going to find young Rock wreaking havoc in the streets of Hawaii", Dwayne Johnson explained at a talk organized by the Television Critics Association. "When I was a teenager, getting arrested seemingly every single week, doing things I shouldn’t have been doing, but still a good kid. Then we got evicted off the island, and moved to, of all places Nashville, Tennessee, where I continued to get in trouble."

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That's right, before becoming one of the most bankable figures in the whole of Hollywood, The Rock didn't exactly have an auspicious adolescence. After moving to Nashville, he was regularly arrested for fighting, theft and even bank fraud... all before he even turned 17. Dwayne Johnson will be appearing in each episode of the series, 11 of which have been commissioned for now. The series should be arriving on our screens in the fall.

Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Florian Ques, published on 15/01/2020

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