The Rock is a legendary WWE wrestler and he recently spoke about the “Young Rock” idea. This will be a comedy series. The Rock spoke about it on NBCUniversal’s Winter Press Tour event on Tuesday. A short trailer of the series was released recently.
The first episode of the show will air on the 16th of February, 2021. Executive Producers Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang approached The Rock with the idea. The Rock spoke about his initial reaction and also spoke about his plans for the second season if there will be any.
The Rock on the "Young Rock" ideas
“When I first sat down with (Executive Producers) Nahnatchka as well as Jeff, it was to really under understand why — what’s the real reason why we’re going to do this? How can we create something for audiences that will hopefully entertain them but also allow them with a bit of takeaway afterwards?,” Rock said, according to Deadline.
“Once, we identified that, and I felt good and comfortable with that, then we moved forward. Let’s not take the easy route. We use these terms ‘wild’ and ‘crazy’ — those are great sizzle words we use as we promote this thing.
“But it was incredibly complicated and incredibly tough growing up, specifically with these timelines in my life of 10 years old, 15 and 18. Universe willing, if we’re lucking enough to come back for another round of this thing, there’s a lot of other things that took place in between”.
Then The Rock spoke about his relationship with his father, Rocky Johnson, who was also a very popular WWE wrestler. His father is a WWE Hall of Famer and he passed away in 2020. “The relationship I had with my dad was incredibly complicated and fueled by tough love,” Rock said.
“My dad was kicked out of his house when he was 13 and was homeless so that then shaped the man who then raised me. And in that complication came an extraordinary life that was full of travel. I lived in 13 different states by the time I was 13 years old.
I also lived in New Zealand. There was so much breadth to this life I had”. The Rock is no longer a full-time WWE wrestler, but he does appear on WWE TV from time to time.