The Rock Shared a First Look at His Upcoming TV Series 'Young Rock'

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Photo credit: NBC Universal
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From Men's Health

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has just given fans their very first glimpse at Young Rock, the NBC sitcom which he created and which is, as the title suggests, based on his own early life and career.

Young Rock stars Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, and Uli Latukefu as Johnson at the ages of 10, 15, and 18. Johnson himself will also appear in the series, which features Joseph Lee Anderson as his late father, pro wrestler Rocky Johnson.

"I really wish my dad was around to see this one. Maaaaan he would’ve been proud," he said when he posted the trailer to Instagram, adding: "And yes, I was clearly kicking puberty's ass at 15 years old and becoming a tequila tycoon by the time I was 10."

The series was co-created and written by Nahnatchka Khan, the creator and showrunner of the sitcoms Fresh Off the Boat and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and will premiere on NBC on February 16.

When the series was first announced a year ago, Johnson explained that it would cover some of the most pivotal moments in his childhood and adolescence.

"We're going to find young Rock wreaking havoc in the streets of Hawaii, when I was a teenager, getting arrested seemingly every single week, doing things I shouldn’t have been doing, but still a good kid," he said. "Then we got evicted off the island, and moved to, of all places Nashville, Tennessee, where I continued to get in trouble."

Photo credit: Men's Health
Photo credit: Men's Health

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