Dwayne Johnson has revealed a new trailer for his upcoming NBC comedy series Young Rock. In the new trailer, he’s running for president in the year 2032, and during an interview, he talks about his life while growing up.
Young Rock charts Johnson’s childhood “from growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami. It will explore the rollercoaster that has shaped Johnson into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he’s met along the way.”
The series will star Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. “Little Dewey,” and the anchor of the series, and Bradley Constant as a 15-year-old Johnson, at a time when he is doing his best to fit in like a teenager. Marco Polo star Uli Latukefu is set to play Johnson from the ages of 18 to 20, a time when Dwayne had just been selected to play football on a scholarship at the University of Miami.
The cast for the series also includes Stacey Leilua as Ata Johnson, Dwayne’s strong, positive mother, Joseph Lee Anderson as Dwayne’s charismatic and charming father, and finally Ana Tuisila as Lia Maivia, Dwayne’s sweet grandmother who is a cutthroat, ruthless businesswoman when she needs to be.
EW revealed Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) and Rosario Dawson (The Mandalorian) will also come in the series with Park set to portray himself as an actor who transitioned into journalism. As for Dawson, she will be playing the role of General Monica Jackson, who described as a resilient leader, confident and stable in her decisions.
Young Rock will air on NBC on February 16th.