Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is heading to NBC.
After the Super Bowl, Johnson appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” where he shared news of his new sports competition series, “The Titan Games.”
The wrestler-turned-actor and former University of Miami football player told Fallon that when he was an athlete, “sports really helped me through the best of times, the worst of times. It got me off the streets when I was getting arrested. It got me through depression.”
Johnson added that he wanted to create a platform “that gave everyday people to ... change their lives, and do something extraordinary.”
Johnson said he was inspired for the show by another NBC sports reality program, “American Ninja Warrior” and he is working with that show’s team for the new series. He didn’t say when “Titan Games” would debut.
Those who want to apply to be on the show can visit nbc.com/titans. The deadline is April 14.
Johnson has had an action-packed few months.
Last year, the “Baywatch” movie star executive produced and briefly appeared in “Rock and a Hard Place,” an HBO documentary about the Miami-Dade County’s Corrections & Rehabilitation Department Boot Camp Program. The film chronicled how 38 young men, who ranged in age from teens to early twentysomethings, were able to get a second chance by swapping a prison sentence for a new start by completing a 16-week, military-style camp in west Miami-Dade.
His most recent film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was number one this weekend at the box office. The action comedy has been out for seven weeks.
Johnson also has new action movie, “Skyscraper’’ which was teased during the Super Bowl. He’ll play a former FBI Hostage Rescue team leader and military vet who tries to save his family from a burning skyscraper in China. That movie will be released in July, according to IMDB.
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