Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reflects on his formative years while being interviewed as a presidential candidate in the year 2032 in the new trailer for NBCs Young Rock. Co-created by Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh from the boat, Always be mine maybe) and Johnson, the comedy series based on the wrestler actor’s life premieres on February 16.
“To understand me,” Johnson tells the interviewer, “you have to understand where I came from.” Actor Randall Park, who portrays himself as a journalist in 2032, covers Johnson’s campaign journey in the series, which Weekly entertainment reports. Rosario Dawson, who briefly appears in the trailer, plays General Monica Jackson and will serve as “a very integrated key to Dwayne Johnson̵
The clip features flashbacks to Johnson’s formative years, in which he highlights growing up in a wrestling family while living in Hawaii at the age of 10 (played by Adrian Groulx), to his mustached teenage years (portrayed by Bradley Constant) further through the early adulthood (portrayed) by Uli Latukefu).
The “wild and true story” highlights Johnson’s “family that is bigger than life” as well as his rise in athletics, from playing football at the University of Miami to becoming a superstar pro wrestler. In addition to portraying himself as president, Johnson also acts as narrator.