5:02 pm EDT, September 30, 2020

NBC sets cast for ‘Young Rock’ comedy about Dwayne Johnson’s life

Dwayne Johnson’s biographical NBC sitcom, Young Rock has officially found its principle cast.

The life of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be the the focus of Young Rock— an new comedy series coming down the pipeline at NBC which touts Johnson himself as an executive producer and star.

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The series, which is slated to debut sometime next year, will focus on different chapters of Johnson’s life. 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, the show will explore the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he’s met along the way.

Now, we’re finally learning who will be joining Johnson in starring in the upcoming comedy.

Kicking things off is Adrian Groulx, who is set to portray Johnson at age 10. The youngest version of Johnson is described as being “honest, headstrong, impressionable, and bold.”

Bradley Constant will be playing the A-lister at aged 15— a time in his life where Dwayne’s just “doing his best to fit in as a normal teenager, but puberty has other ideas.”

Uli Latukefu will play a Dwayne who’s college bound and ready to jet off on a full football scholarship to the University of Miami. Though super talented, he’ll find himself at a crossroads in life after a devastating injury during his freshman year.

In addition to all the actors set to play Dwayne, Young Rock also announced who will be playing various important members of Johnson’s family.

First up is Stacey Leilua, who will portray the actor’s mother, Ata. Ata is described as “a strong woman, both by nature and necessity, she’s a hopeful positive force in young Dwayne’s life.” Playing his father, Rocky, will be Joseph Lee Anderson, described as being a “charismatic and charming” pro wrestling champion who’s juggling “the ups and downs of his career with being a well-intentioned, but unorthodox, husband and father.”

Finally, Ana Tuisila is set to play Lia Maivia, Ata’s mother and Dwayne’s grandmother, who also happens to be the first female pro-wrestler promoter in the country. She’s described as being “a sweet, loving grandmother” but also a “cutthroat, ruthless businesswoman.”

Young Rock is set to debut sometime in 2021 on NBC.

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