The True Story Behind 'Young Rock,' According to Dwayne Johnson

The True Story Behind 'Young Rock,' According to Dwayne Johnson

Though the new NBC sitcom Young Rock is just getting started, it's already taking viewers for quite the wild ride. The series throws us right into the middle of a 2032 presidential race after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has secured one party's nomination. While trying to connect with voters on the campaign trail, Dwayne, who appears as himself in the series, tells political reporters all kinds of stories from his childhood, ranging from how he looked up to his wrestler father, Rocky (Joseph Lee Anderson), to aspiring to play in the NFL during his college years. All of these life memories have viewers wondering ... For the most part, yes. The NBC sitcom was created to tell the real-life story of Dwayne and how he ended up becoming not only a wrestling icon but a successful movie star, husband, and father. While working on the show, Dwayne told The New York Times that he and show creators Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang would discuss his experiences at length in order to craft the episode scripts. "It required a lot of …
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