Top Stories

Young Rock Breaking News, Photos, and Videos

'Young Rock' & 'Kenan' Renewed for Second Seasons at NBC

Young Rock and Kenan are getting second seasons!

Deadline reports that Dwayne Johnson and Kenan Thompson‘s respective shows have been renewed by NBC.

NBC has said Young Rock, which centers on different chapters of Dwayne‘s life, is the No. 2 comedy of the season in the 18-49 demographic and that the pilot was watched by 13.4 viewers. They added that the show is the highest comedy debut across digital platforms on record through 60 days with 3.6 million digital views.

The network also announced that Kenan ranks as its No. 4 digital comedy launch thus far, with the first episode being seen by over 7.4 million viewers.

In the series, Kenan plays a widowed father who’s attempting to balance a high-profile job with raising his two daughters.

Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Programming at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement, “It has been a true joy to watch Dwayne Johnson and Kenan Thompson on NBC every week and see families connect with their relatable, entertaining and heartwarming stories.”

“We’re thrilled to renew both of these shows for another season and can’t wait to see more from Dwayne, Kenan and the incredibly talented casts and producing teams behind each of them,” she continued.

Check out the full list of NBC’s renewals and cancellations for 2021!

Who Plays Young Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 'Young Rock'?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s new show is premiering tonight (February 16), and many people are wondering: who plays Young Dwayne on Young Rock?

The answer: it’s not just one actor!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of “The Rock”

The upcoming sitcom, based upon the life of professional wrestler and actor, actually features three different actors playing Dwayne at three different points in his life: Adrian Groulx is 10-year-old Dwayne, Bradley Constant is his 15-year-old self, and Uli Latukefu plays the star at 18–20-years-old.

Here’s the official summary for the new sitcom: As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he takes a comedic look back at his extraordinary life through the outrageous stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today. He explores his childhood years living amid influential wrestling icons while his dad rose to fame in the business, his rebellious teenage years attending high school in Pennsylvania, and his football years teamed up with powerhouse players at the University of Miami. In his telling, Dwayne explains that while his experiences have been larger than life, he remains a down-to-earth guy who still relates to the American people.

Find out who else stars in the show!

Young Rock premieres on NBC on Tuesday (February 16) at 8 p.m. ET.

'Young Rock' Adds Rosario Dawson & Randall Park In Key Roles For Dwayne Johnson's NBC Series

Young Rock has added to it’s big cast for the first season.

The television series, which tells Dwayne Johnson‘s origin story as he makes a run for President, has recruited Rosario Dawson and Randall Park to help him land the Oval Office job.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Randall will play himself.

Dwayne‘s run for President happens in 2032, and it imagines that Randall has transitioned to journalism and is given all-access coverage to Dwayne‘s presidential campaign.

He’ll be featured interviewing Dwayne throughout the season and letting audiences (and voters) better get to know the possible future commander-in-chief.

READ MORE: Meet The Full Cast of “Young Rock”

Rosario is set to play General Monica Jackson, who is “a resilient leader, confident and steadfast in her decisions. Representative of her decorated years of service, General Jackson is an unrivaled force whose respected ethics and values are introduced as a very integral key to Dwayne Johnson’s presidential campaign.”

If you didn’t know, Rosario is dating this politician.

Check out the newest trailer for the show below!

Bradley Constant Tries To Change His Name To Tomas From Dwayne Johnson In First 'Young Rock' Trailer

Bradley Constant flirts his way through class as a young version of Dwayne Johnson in the first trailer for Young Rock.

Here’s the official summary for the new sitcom: As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he takes a comedic look back at his extraordinary life through the outrageous stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today.

He explores his childhood years living amid influential wrestling icons while his dad rose to fame in the business, his rebellious teenage years attending high school in Pennsylvania, and his football years teamed up with powerhouse players at the University of Miami.

In his telling, Dwayne explains that while his experiences have been larger than life, he remains a down-to-earth guy who still relates to the American people.

Alongside Bradley, Adrian Groulx and Uli Latukefu will also play versions of Dwayne throughout his life.

The series will also star Stacey Leilua, Joseph Lee Anderson and Ana Tuisila.

“I really wish my dad was around to see this one,” Dwayne wrote on his Instagram with a sneak peek of the trailer earlier this weekend. “Maaaaan he would’ve been proud.”

Young Rock will premiere in February on NBC.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gets an Epic Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is immortalized in balloon form!

The 48-year-old wrestling superstar and actor was hilariously turned into a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 26).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dwayne Johnson

The balloon, disguised as real coverage from the parade, was an ad for The Rock‘s upcoming TV comedy, Young Rock, which is set to arrive in 2021.

In the commercial break, Today‘s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb remarked about the balloon, dressed up in his infamous ’90s blue jeans, fanny pack, silver chain and black turtleneck look used in many memes

Young Rock “follows the wild times of Dwayne as a kid, a teen, and a college footballer,” according to Hoda, while Savannah said that she “can’t wait to see what kind of trouble little D.J. got into.”

“Never in my wildest dreams…I’ve been a lucky SOB to have done some pretty cool s–t in my career, but after seeing my @nbcyoungrock FANNY PACK FLOAT in the #MacysThanksgivingParade, this might take the cake. This time in my life may represent when I had just $7bucks in my fanny pack, but at least I had enough COOL to tuck my turtleneck in and wear fake silver jewelry because it was all I could afford 🤣🤦🏽‍♂️ And my massive plucked raised eyebrow is the stuff that dreams (and nightmares) are made of 😂💀 Float on, kid.. you might just make it one day,” The Rock wrote on Instagram.

If you missed it, here’s who’s going to play him in the upcoming series!

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reveals Who Will Play Him in 'Young Rock' TV Series

Dwayne Johnson is revealing who will play him!

The 48-year-old Jumanji star unveiled the main cast of the upcoming NBC comedy series Young Rock on Wednesday (September 30), which is inspired by his life.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dwayne Johnson

The show is set to premiere in 2021, and will feature various actors playing Dwayne, also known as The Rock, at different stages of his life.

Adrian Groulx will portray him at age 10, while Bradley Constant will play him at age 15. Uli Latukefu will play him from the ages of 18 to 20, when he’s recruited to play football at the University of Miami.

Stacey Leilua has been cast as his mother, Ata Johnson, and his late father Rocky Johnson will be played by Joseph Lee Anderson. Ana Tuisila will also star as Lia Maivia, Ata’s mother and his grandmother. Check out pictures of the entire cast on Dwayne‘s Instagram!

According to NBC, the actor himself will appear in each episode. The series will reportedly film in Australia over the next 18 months after receiving a straight-to-series order.

Dwayne also voiced a political endorsement for the very first time. See who he picked!

Dwayne Johnson to Star in NBC Comedy Series 'Young Rock'

Dwayne Johnson is heading back to television for the upcoming NBC comedy series Young Rock!

The 47-year-old actor, who most recently starred in the HBO series Ballers, will star in the new series inspired by his life.

The comedy series is being co-written by former Fresh Off the Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan and her longtime collaborator Jeff Chiang. They will executive produce alongside Dwayne and his team at Seven Bucks Productions.

Young Rock has been given an 11-episode order and Dwayne is set to appear in all of them, according to THR.

Dwayne has previously worked with NBC on his unscripted competition series The Titan Games, which he hosted and produced.