Ballers, the HBO sports show Dwayne Johnson somehow found time to make in between his endless movies, came to an end over the summer, capping off a five-season run and no doubt breaking the heart of super-fan Elizabeth Warren. But people who like the former wrestler on their TVs shouldn’t fret: As per The Hollywood Reporter, he’s heading to NBC for show about his early days called Young Rock.
Though the show will focus on the pugilist-turned-thespian’s formative years, Johnson will star in every episode. How that will work remains unclear as of now, but let’s assume he either acts as a kind of host, or perhaps he’ll play one of the adults back in the days when he took iconic high school pictures.
As of now, Young Rock has a mere 11-episode order from NBC and no set premiere date. What we do know is it will be co-written by Fresh Off the Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan, as well as her longtime collaborator Jeff Chiang. Meanwhile, Johnson can still be seen in the super-hit sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, and he has the Disney amusement park adaptation Jungle Cruise due in July, as well as yet another Fast and/or Furious. And don’t forget this peerlessly busy man can also probably due a piledrive.