NBC has decided to cancel Dwayne Johnson’s semi-biographical series Young Rock after three seasons.
The show, which features Johnson and chronicles some of the wrestler-turned-actor’s career journey, will not be returning for a Season 4.
This news was yet another blow to Johnson after hopes for a Black Adam sequel (at least in the near future) were squashed following James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over as co-heads of DC Studios.
Young Rock was initially a hit for the network when it first aired, attracting healthy viewership numbers. However, it took a drop in viewership after Season 3 aired at the end of 2022.
According to Deadline, Nielsen data suggested that Season 3 pulled in just 1.4 million viewers compared to 3 million viewers for Season 1 and 2.23 million viewers for Season 2. Based on the downward trend, this news isn’t all that surprising.
Shortly after the premiere of Season 3, co-creator Nahnatchka Khan believed there was still more of a story to tell.
“He’s one of those famous people on the planet. Even if you don’t really know that much about Dwayne Johnson, a lot of people have a cursory passing knowledge of who he is and what he’s done,” she said. “But there’s so much that people don’t know about how he got to where he is. I think that’s what we’re interested in exploring … the surprising moments and the times where it was really tough for him and his family.”
Johnson recently reprised his role as Luke Hobbs at the end of Fast X, despite claiming he would never return to the Fast & Furious franchise. In a post to social media, Johnson explained that he and Vin Diesel made up and that there was a Hobbs movie on the way, followed by Fast X: Part II.
He will also be appearing in Disney’s live-action remake of Moana remake and his Christmas movie Red One.
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