“Why hasn’t Dwayne Johnson’s arc followed exactly the same trajectory as the character from Bing Bang Theory who indiscriminately yells ‘bazinga’?”
Everyone keeps asking, and now NBC is finally correcting the situation with Johnson’s own Young Sheldon, the single-camera comedy series Young Rock.
Fresh Off the Boat writer-producer and Always Be My Maybe director Nahnatchka Khan created the series and will produce alongside Johnson, who described the series as his Forrest Gump, which is a weirdly damning statement but alright. Set to air on NBC, Young Rock reportedly follows our titular youth from his early teenage trouble-making years on Hawaii through a move to Nashville and into his years doing amateur wrestling in parking lots “for $40 a match,” which may or may not be decent pay for someone wrestling in a parking lot.
That the series isn’t called From a Pebble to The Rock is absolutely infuriating and isn’t being addressed.