‘Young Rock’, the new NBC series that revolves around the childhood and youth of iconic Dwayne Johnson, premiered last Tuesday (16) and has already garnered 88% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
The production of a biographical character has received critical acclaim from specialist critics for its representative and charismatic cast, in addition to being viewed as fun, engaging and identifiable.
For audiences, “Young Rock” was an even bigger hit, garnering 93% approval in the review aggregator.
Check out the top reviews so far:
“When Young Rock stops long enough to focus on any arc, the show gets very well done.” – Allison Shoemaker, RogerEbert.com
“Sadly, it’s also rare to see so many people of color on a TV show and ‘Young Rock’ benefits from the carefully chosen group, filled with distinct and vibrant personalities.” – Ben Travers, indieWire
“When ‘Young Rock’ returns to the past, the show gets a lot more fun – thanks to the unusual creation of Johnson, who is somehow still identifiable, in addition to his cast filled with instantly likable actors. – Jen Chaney, New York Magazine / Vautour
“Noisy as his aspirations may be, three episodes of ‘Young Rock’ have left no clue of who Johnson is – just what he wants. Maybe it can be your vote someday, but right now it’s your attention, and it can be hard to feel it deserves it ”. – Daniel D’Addario, Variety
“’Young Rock’ isn’t very funny at first, but it seems like the laughs get bigger as we get to know the characters. – Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone
“[Stacey] Leilua is quite magnetic to watch here, and while everyone at Young Rock is perfectly chosen, her role, to say the least, is the most compelling surprise. – Bob Strauss, Chronicle of San Francisco
Check out a video in which Dwayne Johnson shares some unexpected personal stories that inspired his upcoming series:
Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy our #YoungRock INSIDE LOOK.
So nice to see the excitement to watch and the early praise (critics and industry folks) for the performances of the actors playing my family. I think my ohana are looking down proud and grateful
FIRST TOMORROW 8 / 7c on @NBC! pic.twitter.com/znVcoqXA89
– Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 15, 2021
The first season will consist of 11 episodes.
Read the official synopsis:
“Young Rock” focuses on different chapters in Dwayne Johnson’s life. From growing up in a strong, resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of its pro wrestling community, to football at the University of Miami, the series will explore the crazy roller coaster that made Dwayne the man he was. he is today, still with the great characters he has met along the way.
Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa and John Tui also round out the series.
“Young Rock” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Nahnatchka Khan (‘Fresh Off the Boat’) signs the script for the series, in addition to assuming the role of executive producer, alongside Johnson, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras.
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