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“Young Rock” is ready to rock.
Dwayne Johnson on Saturday shared a 30-second trailer for his upcoming sitcom, an exploration of the multitalented actor’s youth.
Johnson, aka The Rock, posted the clip one month before “Young Rock” is set to premiere, and a day after the one-year anniversary of the death of his father, Rocky.
“I wish my dad was around to see,” Johnson, 48, tweeted. “Maaaaan he would’ve been proud.”
Rocky Johnson, a Canadian-born World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer who helped train his son, died of a heart attack on Jan. 15, 2020 at 75.
The Rock was born in California but moved often in his youth, attending several schools. He later enrolled at the University of Miami, starring at defensive tackle on the Hurricanes football team, before following his dad’s footsteps into pro wrestling.
Finally, he entered the film business and became a megawatt Hollywood star.
“Young Rock,” which will air on NBC, promises to apply a comedic lens to its explorations of Johnson’s formative years.
The trailer flashes through different periods of his life. It shows him as a teenager, with a mustache, and as a mischievous child attempting to order booze at a restaurant.
“Yes, I kicked puberty’s ass at 15 and turned tequila tycoon by 10,” Johnson wrote in his tweet, adding a trio of zany emojis and saying that he can’t “wait to make ya laugh and share some life lessons I’ve learned along the way.”
The show’s cast features Joseph Lee Anderson, Bradley Constant, Adrian Groulx and Johnson himself — all playing The Rock at different ages.
“Things change just like that,” Johnson said in the trailer, with a snap of his finger.