WWE superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has signed on to star in and Executive Produce a new drama/comedy series for HBO, according to a report on Deadline.com.
HBO has ordered a pilot for a half-hour “dramedy” produced by and starring the former WWE Champion. The project will “chronicles the lives of athletes – some retired some still active – living in Miami,” including Johnson.
The Rock’s “Pain & Gain” co-star Mark Wahlberg and his ex-wife/manager Dani Johnson will also serve co-Executive Producers Steve Levinson (“Entourage”) will write the pilot episode.
Rock recently hinted at the project in his “Rock Talk” Twitter Q&A:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 26, 2013
Filming is scheduled to begin this later this fall.