No Season 4 for the Dwayne Johnson comedy.
June 9, 2023
It is being reported that NBC has cancelled Young Rock after three seasons. The news comes three months after the comedy wrapped its now-final 13-episode run.
The half-hour series premiered in 2021 with an impressive start as the #2 new comedy of the season in the key adults 18-49 demographic. Its ratings, however, have since fallen by roughly half its freshman numbers, and it was viewed as being on the bubble for renewal.
Young Rock follows different chapters of Dwayne Johnson's life. As he runs for president in 2032, Dwayne looks back on his crazy rollercoaster of a life. From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by eccentric characters in the world of professional wrestling, to playing football at the University of Miami - all of his experiences have shaped Dwayne into the man he is today.
I went on wikipedia crawls and learned a good bit about wrestlers outside my own cable tv years.
The show made the rock even more personable.
It was hard to go along with modern day Rock trying to get coffee from the president of some country who graduated from "it's a different world." Too much juxtaposition and in-congruent television timelines.
I liked the parts about Dwayne's youth and the insight into the professional wrestling world. And Dwayne was willing to show that he wasn't perfect, he and others around him made some big mistakes along the way.
The stories set in the future around the actual Dwayne Johnson were just window dressing. My guess is that he filmed the entire season in just two or three weeks of time.
If the Rock is ever gonna run for Prez, now is the time to do it. I mean, he'd have the most chance of winning, and its not like his acting career is going places.
I'm sure Dwayne Johnson is a fantastic, likable, fun guy. But this show just came across as "thirsty". Quite honestly, the impact was more detrimental to my impression of Johnson than anything else. Oh what an ego he must have.
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