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Cracking Into The Rock's History

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The Rock is back, though he never really left us in the first place.

According to Collider, NBC has ordered a biographical sitcom called "The Young Rock," which will be based on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's childhood.

NBC has reportedly ordered 11 episodes, and Johnson has signed on to be in every episode.

The name immediately brings to mind CBS' show "Young Sheldon," though that comedy is based on the fictional character Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory."

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Executive producer Brian Gewirtz tweeted: "Living in 13 different states... Getting arrested... meeting legends... hitting puberty... This is going to be such a fun show. #YoungRock coming to @nbc!"

He included a video montage of the Rock through the years, of course including his most infamous photo -- the one with the black leather fanny pack, turtleneck shirt, tight jeans and gold necklace.

You know it and you love it, so there's no way that's not going to be discussed in "Young Rock."

Gewirtz, along with Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, will executive-produce the show. It's all under Johnson's Seven Buck's Productions, as well as Fierce Baby Productions.

Nahnatchka Khan, who co-wrote the pilot with Jeff Chiang, is another executive producer for "Young Rock." Chiang and Khan have worked together on ABCV's "Fresh off the Boat," which is based off the life of Eddie Huang.

Arrests, Evictions, Good Times in Hawaii

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Over FaceTime, Johnson said, "I have talked about this wild and unpredictable and unbelievable childhood that I had. I’ve told many many stories, many of them unbelievable, but all of them true. You'll find Young Rock wreaking havoc in the streets of Hawaii, getting arrested doing a lot of things I shouldn't do. We were evicted off the island and moved, to all places, Nashville, Tennessee."

He continued:

"Imagine me being in downtown Nashville, listening to country music at 15 years-old, buying my first car from a crackhead for $70. We go into my high school years as Young Rock, and my role as a University of Miami football star, until I got beaten out of my position by a young man named Warren Sapp, who went on to become one of the greatest defensive tackles of all time."

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Johnson tweeted about the news as well, and he's obviously proud to show off his roots.

"The Forrest Gump-ian childhood I had growing up is coming to @nbc. Only my life included more arrests and kickin’ puberty’s ass when I turned 8 😂🤦🏽‍♂️. This is gonna be a fun show."

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