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The Rock producing backyard wrestling scripted series for HBO


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's next project for HBO will have a pro wrestling theme.

Variety first reported today that Johnson is developing a series called "TRE CNT" (aka TRE COUNT) for HBO. The fictional series will have half-hour episodes and is about the creation of a backyard wrestling promotion.

The show "focuses on Cassius Jones, a young dock worker and struggling pro-wrestler, who uses inherited life-insurance money for start-up cash and the deed to a shotgun house from his grandfather to start a hip-hop centric backyard wrestling empire in Houston’s Third Ward (The Tre) with the help of his working-class family, neighbors, and friends."

In addition to Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions are also executive producers for "TRE CNT." Issa Rae, who stars in HBO's "Insecure," and Montrel McKay of her production company are also among the executive producers for the show.

Mohamad El Masri is writing the show, while Judah Miller is the showrunner. Both are also executive producers for the series.

Johnson previously worked with HBO on his series "Ballers," which ran from 2015 to 2019.