Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reflects on his formative years as he was interviewed as a presidential candidate in 2032 in the new NBC trailer Young Rock. Created by Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh from the boat,, Always be mine maybe) and Johnson, the comedy series based on the premiere of the life of a fighter-actor on February 16.
“To understand me,” Johnson tells the interviewer, “you need to know where I came from.” Actor Randall Park, who introduced himself as a journalist in 2032, portrays Johnson’s campaign journey as Entertainment weekly reports. Rosario Dawson, who appears briefly in the trailer, will play General Monica Jackson and will serve as “a very important key to Dwayne Johnson̵
The video contains retrospectives of Johnson’s emerging years, highlighting that he grew up in a wrestling family while living in Hawaii at the age of 10 (played by Adrian Groulks), to his mustache in his mid-teens (pictured by Bradley Constant) in early adulthood (pictured by Uli Latukefu).
The “Wild and True Story” highlights Johnson’s “larger family of life” and his rise in athletics, from playing football at the University of Miami to becoming a professional superstar wrestler. In addition to introducing himself as a presidential candidate, Johnson also serves as a narrator.