Young Rock on NBC (Season 1) Updates

Young Rock is a comedy series. It is set to premiere on NBC on February 16.

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The cast of Young Rock

Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Dwayne Johnson
Bradley Constant as 15-year-old Johnson
Uli Latukefu as 18-20-year-old Johnson
Stacey Leilua as Ata Johnson
Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson
Dwayne Johnson as himself
Ana Tuisila as Lia Maivia
John Tui as Afa Anoa’i
Fasitua Amosa as Sika Anoa’i

About the show

“Young Rock” focuses on different chapters of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s life.  It includes his time with his family and professional wrestling family. They will also explore his time playing football at the University of Miami.  The TV series will essentially explore how Dwayne became the man he is today.

Adrian Groul – “Dwayne Johnson (Age 10)” statement

I’m so honored to be Dwayne Johnson.  I have a WWE wrestling game and every single time I play that game I choose The Rock.

Bradley Constant – “Dwayne Johnson (Age 15)” statement

There are multiple timelines. In my timeline, teenage Dwayne, he is a kid coming to a new town and a new school. He has to make new friends.  He has to make a new impression with a splash. There are lots of ups and downs but overall it’s feel-good vibes.

Uli Latukefu – “Dwayne Johnson (Age 18-20)” statement

I think the most exciting thing for me about the show is kind of the opportunity to get a look inside Dwayne’s life…We travel from Hawaii to Miami and it’s a really interesting story.


Young Rock Episode list

Check out the NBC Young Rock Season 1 Updates below including the question(s) we ask ourselves before the episode begins.

101 “Working the Gimmick”

Air date: February 16, 2021

What will we learn about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in his interview with Randall Park?

102 “On the Road Again”

Air date: February 23, 2021

How was Johnson in high school? Will popular girl Karen like wrestling?

103 “Forward, Together”

Air date: March 2, 2021

What will we learn about Dwayne’s grandmother (wrestling promoter)? Will Rocky Johnson be persuaded by Greg Yao to join his organization? Will Johnson’s mom Ata be a singing star?

104 “Check Your Head”

Air date: March 16, 2021

Will Dwayne be in the starting lineup of the Miami Hurricanes football team? What unexpected incident sends his season and life into turmoil?

105 “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

Air date: March 23, 2021

What does Ata learn about her son?

106 “My Day with Andre”

Air date: March 30, 2021

What happens when Dewey spends a day with Andre the Giant? In the 2032 election, who will be Johnson’s running mate?

107 “Johnson & Hopkins”

Air date: April 6, 2021

Can Dwayne stay out of trouble at his new on-campus job at the University of Miami?

108 “My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff”

Air date: April 13, 2021

Will Karen be angry at Dwayne when she finds out he isn’t rich? How will Dwayne react to a public relations issue in 2032?

109 “A Lady Named Star Search”

Air date: April 20, 2021

How is Ata preparing for her “Star Search” audition? What will Rocky teach Dewey on how to deal with bullies? How will Lia deal with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao?

110 “Good vs. Great”

Air date: April 27, 2021

How will Dwayne handle a devastating injury during his freshman year?

111 “Election Day”

Air date: May 4, 2021

What will we learn when Dwayne reflects on the ups and downs his family endured during his childhood in Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Miami? How did it prepare him for this moment.

Other News

Young Rock is also available in Canada on CityTV.

Nahnatchka Khan, Dwayne Johnson, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras serve as executive producers.

Update

The series was renewed for a second season

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