Actor Dwayne Johnson has some great news for fans of “Young Rock.”
On Saturday morning, The Rock teased the beginning of season 2 of his popular NBC sitcom. The first season made its debut on February 16, 2021.
The eleven-episode season features Johnson running for President in 2032 and taking a look back at the events, family, and friends, that shaped the person he became.
The sitcom explores his childhood idolizing wrestling icons through his own father’s rise to fame in the wrestling world and his rebellious teenage years when he attended high school in Pennsylvania.
Not many details have been released about what fans can expect from season 2, but Johnson revealed that filming has been “productive.”
Dwayne Johnson Kicks Off Season 2 Of ‘Young Rock’
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In the caption of a black-and-white photo posted to his Instagram page, Johnson wrote, “What a productive & positive week of kicking off YOUNG ROCK ~ SEASON2!!”
“This #YoungRock venture will always be the most surreal journey of my career,” he continued. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the unpredictable, wild and at times ~ intense & tough ~ pro wrestling upbringing I had with my family would eventually bring people some joy, a lotta laughs and life lessons along the way. Surreal.”
“And what a talented crew,” he added. Love U guys. Let’s get to work and have some fun.”
He followed it up with #youngrock and #season2 before tagging NBC and his production company, Seven Bucks Productions.
He ended the post with #riphalynahutchins. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on the set of “Rust” when a gun being held by Alec Baldwin was discharged.
Baldwin recently participated in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos where he claimed he did not pull the trigger. He also said that he does not know how to live bullets ended up on the film set.
However, Johnson seems rocked by the tragedy, as he announced an end to using guns on the sets of his films and TV shows.
Dwayne Johnson Commits To Ending Gun Use On His Film Sets
.@TheRock pledges to end the use of real guns on all Seven Bucks Productions sets, following the death of Halyna Hutchins: “We’re going to switch over to rubber guns. We’re going to take care of it in post. We’re not going to worry about the dollars.” https://t.co/M232HP48fJ pic.twitter.com/owKGyg18m0
— Variety (@Variety) November 4, 2021
While promoting his critically acclaimed Netflix hit “Red Notice,” Johnson told Variety that he is eliminating the use of guns on his film sets in the wake of the “Rust” tragedy that also injured director Joel Souza.
He explained, “I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions — any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce — we won’t use real guns at all.”
He continued, “We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post. We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.”
“Any movie we do that Seven Bucks does with any studio, the rule is we’re not going to use real guns. That’s it.”
“I love the movie business,” Johnson added. “There are safety protocols and measures that we have always taken in the movie business and we take very seriously, and these sets are safe sets, and we’re proud of that.”
“But accidents do happen,” he continued. “And when something like this happens of this magnitude, [that is] this heartbreaking, I think the most prudent thing and the smartest thing to do is just pause for a second and really re-examine how you’re going to move forward and how we’re going to work together.”