NBC picks up wrestling drama involving The Rock

Aug 23, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck

source: The Hollywood Reporter

The one-hour project, with Johnson executive producing, is set in the 1980s.

NBC has bought a wrestling drama from Jerry Bruckheimer.

Dwayne Johnson, the wrestler-turned-actor formerly known by his ring name “The Rock,” is also attached as an executive producer on the fictional drama project, which has a put pilot commitment at the network. It is set in the world of wrestling in the 1980s.

The one-hour project, which hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television, counts Brent Fletcher (Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) and Seamus Kevin Fahey (The Forgotten, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) as co-executive producers and writers, with KristieAnne Reed (Chase, Dark Blue) on board as a co-EP.

Bruckheimer TV’s Jonathan Littman will join Bruckheimer and Johnson as an executive producer.

Johnson is repped by WME.

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