Actor Dwayne Johnson has shared the release date and first official teaser for ‘Young Rock’, an NBC sitcom that chronicles his journey to becoming a Hollywood A-lister.
The first look begins with a series of Johnson’s action scenes, while a narrator says, “Every hero has an origin story, but not a full mustache at age 15. It’s The Rock’s true-life story, from then to now.”
We then see three actors portraying Johnson at different ages: Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Johnson, Bradley Constant as 15-year-old Johnson, and Uli Latukefu as college-aged Johnson.
The 48-year-old action star dropped the teaser one day after the first anniversary of his father’s death. He acknowledged the family’s loss in a message accompanying the first look.
“… I really wish my dad was around to see this one. Maaaaan he would’ve been proud,” he wrote. “And yes, I was clearly kicking puberty’s ass at 15yrs old and becoming a tequila tycoon by the time I was 10. I can’t wait to make you and your families laugh a little and share some life lessons I’ve learned along the way.”
‘Young Rock’- created and executive produced by Nahnatchka Khan of Fresh Off the Boat fame, premieres Feb. 16 on NBC.