‘Young Rock’: Dwayne Johnson Teams With Nahnatchka Khan For NBC Comedy Series Inspired By Him

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‘Young Rock’: Dwayne Johnson Teams With  Nahnatchka Khan For NBC Comedy Series Inspired By Him
NBC has given an 11-episode straight-to-series order to Young Rock, a single-camera comedy inspired by Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name, The Rock. The project comes from Johnson and Fresh Off the Boat creator/executive producer Nahnatchka Khan.

Young Rock will chronicle Johnson’s formative years, with Dwayne set to appear in each episode. The pilot was co-written by Khan and Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Jeff Chiang.

The series is produced by Universal Television, where Khan is in the first year of a four-year overall deal, Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions and Khan’s Fierce Baby Productions.

Executive producers are Chiang, Fierce Baby’s Khan and Jennifer Carreras and Severn Bucks’ Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz.

The project was taken out last fall, with NBC buying it preemptively with a big commitment. It is the second high-profile single-camera comedy from Universal TV the
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