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'Young Rock' renewed for season two by NBC


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Young Rock" is returning to NBC for season two.

NBC announced on Friday that "Young Rock" has been renewed for a second season. The series premiered this February, with its season one finale set to air this coming Tuesday (May 4).

The sitcom "focuses on different chapters of Johnson’s life. From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show explores the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he’s met along the way."

Johnson appears in every episode of "Young Rock." In season one, Johnson is running for president in the 2032 election. The show flashes back to different points in Johnson's life, and actors Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, and Uli Latukefu play younger versions of Johnson.

Young Rock was created by Johnson and Nahnatchka Khan. Johnson, Khan, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, and Jennifer Carreras are executive producers on the series.

"Kenan," which premiered alongside "Young Rock" in February, was also renewed by NBC today. 

“It has been a true joy to watch Dwayne Johnson and Kenan Thompson on NBC every week and see families connect with their relatable, entertaining and heartwarming stories,” said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Programming at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We’re thrilled to renew both of these shows for another season and can’t wait to see more from Dwayne, Kenan and the incredibly talented casts and producing teams behind each of them.”