‘Young Rock’ to film season 3 in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Young Rock is headed to the Bluff City.
NBC’S hit show “Young Rock” the story of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his rise to fame will film its next season right here in Memphis!
Memphians with ties to The Rock and the legacy of wrestling are thrilled about Tuesday’s development.
“Young Rock,” the series on Dwayne Johnson is about the rise of his stardom.
It’s a show filled with Memphis household names and faces.
“What a spotlight this is going to be for Memphis,” said Memphis WWE legend Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler. “It’s awesome.”
“I did the first-ever televised interview with the man who became Dwayne Johnson,” said Former WMC Chief Meteorologist Dave Brown.
Memphis Film Commissioner Linn Sitler says it’s the fourth primetime scripted series to be based in Memphis.
“They’re not coming here just for some pickup shots or B roll or one episode,” said Sitler. “It’s the entire season which is I believe 13 episodes.”
Memphis WWE legend Jerry “The King” Lawler has his own history with the Rock. As does Former WMC Chief Meteorologist Dave Brown.
" The reason why I’m so excited is because I thought after last season they are pretty much wrapped up the filming about the Rock’s time in Memphis,” said Lawler. “But to hear it now that not only are they going to feel some of it, they’re going to film the entire season here in Memphis.”
They both met Johnson through WWE wrestling.
“I love watching it because even though I don’t know the actors for the most part, I know all the characters,” said Brown. “They are all friends of mine. For me it holds a special meaning in that regard.”
As Memphis is set to become the background for another television series, Memphis Tourism President and CEO Kevin Kane hopes this opportunity will bring more eyes and business to the Bluff City.
“Eyeballs will be on Memphis with her being filmed here and centered here,” said Kane. “I think it’s going to be fantastic. That means more visitors to the city, more people talking about Memphis so you’ve got to be excited about that and we’re very excited about that.”
The production crew is set to begin shooting in Memphis in September.
The premiere of “Young Rock” Season 3 is set for November fourth here on Action News Five!
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