TNT has greenlit a new series starring and executive-produced by Dwayne Johnson, who most recently headlined TNT’s “The Hero.”
In “Wake Up Call” (working title), Johnson will lend a helping hand to everyday people who are facing enormous challenges in their lives.
According to The Wrap:
“The Rock will tackle the worst of the worst and make them into the best of the best with his own personal brand of high-octane motivation. From dysfunctional homes and dead-beat dads to sports teams that don’t gel and businesses struggling to survive, The Rock is going to descend into the chaos of everyday problems to pull good people up by the bootstraps, reminding them what hard work, passion and true discipline can accomplish.”
TNT has ordered eight one-hour episodes of “Wake Up Call,” which is being produced by Ben Silverman’s Electus, 5×5 Media and 7 Bucks Entertainment.
“We had a wonderful time working with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on The Hero, in which he challenged and mentored a group of everyday heroes,” said David Eilenberg, senior vice president, unscripted development for TNT and TBS. “Wake Up Call evolved from our experience on The Hero and is its natural successor, bringing the human spirit of that show home to take on everyday challenges. In this new series, Dwayne will bring his mission of empowerment and change right to people’s front doors.”
“Wake Up Call“ is scheduled to premiere in 2014.