Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the 2032 race for the President of the United States is set. In one corner we have, hailing from Hayward, California, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and in the other corner we have, well it doesn’t matter who we have! That, my friends, is the premise for The Rock’s upcoming sitcom, Young Rock.
Check out the trailer for Young Rock starring Dwayne Johnson right here:
In the recently released trailer for Young Rock, the year is 2032 and Dwayne Johnson is running for president. He is being interviewed and during the interview, The Rock begins to explain that for people to be ready for him to be the People’s President, they need to know where he came from. Young Rock is off and running.
Dwayne Johnson’s new sitcom is based on his life, seen through the eyes of his 10-year-old self,
his 15-year-old self,
and finally his 18-20-year-old self.
The story follows Johnson growing up around a cast of wild and crazy characters from his professional wrestling family, into his high school years where his 15-year-old self looked more like a 30-year-old, and then his college football days at the University of Miami.
Playing Dwayne Johnson as a 10-year-old is Adrian Groulx, a kid The Rock calls “our anchor and my hero.” The young actor has previously been seen in the TV series’ The Adventures of Napkin Man! and Mighty Express as well as the TV movie The Christmas Cure. Judging from the trailer, the kid definitely has some talent.
Bradley Constant has been brought on board to play the 15-year-old Dwayne Johnson, ready to start “kicking puberty’s ass.” This is the first major production for Constant, having only been seen in 2018’s movie Following Phil.
Playing the 18-20-year-old Dwayne Johnson is the more seasoned of the three, Uli Latukefu. He has been seen in Devil’s Playground, Sando, Harrow, Doctor Doctor, and The End but may be better known for his roles in Marco Polo and Alien: Covenant.
Of course, you can’t have a show about a young Dwayne Johnson and not have legendary wrestlers in it. Featured first and foremost is Johnson’s father, “The Soulman” Rocky Johnson (greatest wrestler ever!), who sadly passed away on January 15, 2020 at the young age of 75. In Young Rock, he is played by Joseph Lee Anderson and the trailer shows just how important Rocky was in helping shape The Rock’s career. When The Rock was taking to Instagram to announce the cast of Young Rock, he posted a nice tribute to his father when announcing Anderson. “And playing the OG original Rock – my pops, Rocky “Soulman” Johnson is the charismatic @iamjosephleeanderson. As you guys know my dad passed away earlier this year so this role is a special one and our first episode is dedicated to him. My dad was a true trail blazer and broke color barriers all across our country in the 60s, 70s & 80s. One half of the first black tag team champions (with Tony Atlas) my pops was a bad dude in the game. I miss him. This one’s for you Rocky.”
Rocky Johnson will not be the only wrestler portrayed on Young Rock. Fans will get to also see the likes of The Iron Sheik, SGT Slaughter, and the true legend Andre the Giant. These are just a few of the men who helped Dwayne Johnson eventually become The Rock.
Of course, you can’t have Dwayne Johnson and “The Soulman” Rocky Johnson and not mention the Maivia’s. Samoan-American professional wrestler Peter Maivia, the Flying Hawaiian, is The Rock’s grandfather and, along with his grandmother Lia, were a major influence on the young Rock’s life. Lia is portrayed by Ana Tuisila in Young Rock.
For those of you who grew up in the Golden Age of the WWF (now called the WWE), this could be a fun, nostalgic look back at the good ol days. Check out the Young Rock trailer and let us know what you think.