The broadcaster has ordered eleven episodes of the single-cam comedy, which is titled “The Young Rock.” It hails from Nahnatchka Khan. Johnson will appear in every episode of the show, which is said to chronicle his “formative years.”
Khan co-wrote the pilot with Jeff Chiang with both also executive producing. Johnson will executive produce under his Seven Bucks Productions banner along with Seven Bucks’ Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, and Brian Gewirtz. Jennifer Carreras of Khan’s Fierce Baby Productions will also executive produce. Universal Television, where Khan is under an overall deal, will serve as the studio.
This will not be Johnson’s first TV series starring role, as he previously starred in the HBO comedy “Ballers.” He currently hosts and executive produces the NBC competition series “The Titan Games,” with Dany Garcia also executive producing.