Dwayne Johnson’s new show, Young Rock, premiered on NBC on Tuesday night, and many fans are wondering whether it’s based on a true story. Well, the short answer to that is yes.
Even though the show takes place in the year 2032 and Johnson isn’t actually running for president in real life (although many probably wish he would), Young Rock is an autobiographical sitcom that highlights real-life events from the actor’s formative years.
“All these stories, finally, we started thinking, ‘I wonder if there’s value in creating a show that has the lens of comedy, but to be able to share the life lessons I’ve learned,'” Johnson explained during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “We wanted to figure out three points in my life that were defining times: when I was 10 years old living here in Hawaii, when I was 15 years old after multiple arrests and doing a lot of things I shouldn’t have been doing, and then when I was 18 years old, when I started getting my life a little bit back on track going to the University of Miami.”
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