Young Rock, the comedy series chronicling the life of Dwayne Johnson, has been canceled by NBC after two seasons.
Sorry, Dwayne Johnson. You’ve been canceled. NBC announced today that they have canceled Young Rock after three seasons.
Young Rock spanned decades of Dwayne Johnson’s life, chronicling his beginnings as a headstrong kid to playing football at the University of Miami to the early days of his professional wrestling career. Dwayne Johnson also plays a future version of himself who is running for president of the United States in the 2032 election. The series started off strong, averaging 3 million viewers per episode in its first season, but the third and now final season of the series found those numbers tumbling to an average of 1.4 million viewers per episode.
In addition to Dwayne Johnson as himself, Young Rock also starred Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson, Stacey Leilua as Ata Johnson, Ana Tuisila as Lia Maivia, Adrian Groulx as 10 to 14-year-old Dwayne aka Dewey, Bradley Constant as 15 to 17-year-old Dwayne, Uli Latukefu as 18 to 26-year-old, Fasitua Amosa as Sika Anoa’i, John Tui as Afa Anoa’i and Matthew Willig as André the Giant.
Young Rock wasn’t the only series canceled by NBC today as they also pulled the plug on Grand Crew after two seasons. The comedy followed a group of Black friends in their 30s as they navigate the ups and downs of life and love at their favourite Los Angeles wine bar. The series starred Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Grasie Mercedes, Carl Tart, Aaron Jennings, and Nicole Byer.
Young Rock received fairly positive reviews upon its release, but the numbers just weren’t there to keep it going for another season. Dwayne Johnson has plenty on his plate as he’s set to return to the Fast & Furious franchise. The new project isn’t a Hobbs & Shaw sequel, but rather a movie that will bridge the gap between Fast X and Fast X – Part 2. “Last summer Vin and I put all the past behind us,” Dwayne Johnson said in a statement. “We’ll lead with brotherhood and resolve – and always take care of the franchise, characters & FANS that we love.“
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/young-rock-canceled/