‘Young Rock’: How to Stream the NBC Comedy Series
Young Rock, the new television series on NBC, is making a splash with viewers. Fans looking to stream the series outside of its airing on NBC will be pleased to know that it is easy to find and watch.
‘Young Rock’: The plot, who stars in the show and more
Based on actual events in Johnson’s life, Young Rock features appearances from him as the narrator and an in-universe guest as himself. Johnson is behind the show as one of its producers.
NBC’s official press description of the show reads:
From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show will explore the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he’s met along the way.
Young Rock stars Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, and Uli Latukefu as Johnson at three different ages.
Stacey Leilua is Ata Johnson, Dwayne’s mother. Joseph Lee Anderson is his father, Rocky Johnson. Ana Tuisila is Lia Maivia, Ata’s mother, and Dwayne’s grandmother. There are also appearances from Randall Park as himself, Matthew Willig as André the Giant, Brett Azar as The Iron Sheik, and Nate Jackson as Junkyard Dog, among others. Rosario Dawson is also set to begin appearing later in the season.
What Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says about the show
At the Young Rock virtual panel for NBC’s Television Critics Association presentation attended by Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Johnson was asked about the show in regards to the father-son relationship that it portrays.
The pilot episode features a lot of the aforementioned wresting stars who are featured as recurring players in the series. This is something Johnson addressed during the panel.
He explained, “From my perspective, it was truly a love letter to professional wrestling, which is a business that I grew up in and a business that I’ve loved all of my life and learned some of my most valuable, while very unorthodox, lessons coming out of the world of pro wrestling, so to be able to highlight and showcase these men who were, in essence, my superheroes. They didn’t wear capes when I was a little boy. They were these men in the professional wrestling world.”
He also complimented the actors in these roles who are bringing life to these real-life icons. “All the actors who we cast, all of them really, truly embodied these professional wrestlers,” he said. “Because in many ways, this was the very first time you were seeing these wrestlers portrayed certainly in primetime.”
How you can stream ‘Young Rock’ after it airs on NBC
After the comedy series airs on NBC, it can be watched on the NBC, but it has to be a recent episode. However, The whole season can be viewed on Hulu while it is going on and airing on NBC. The best way to catch up on the show is to view it on Hulu.
If you want to view Young Rock the night it airs, catch it on NBC every Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.