The first season of Young Rock has finally ended featuring a heartwarming scene with his real-life mother, Ata Johnson. In this sweet scene, they talk about his father who passed last year. This series has been aptly capturing all the important moments in The Rock’s life ultimately climaxing in his rum for the presidency. Multiple actors have been playing the main character in the series but the scenes in the present-day star Dwayne Johnson himself. During the shoot of the final scene in the first season, Johnson reveals in his latest Instagram post that this scene was actually unscripted.
“Here’s our final (unscripted) scene of our season finale of #YoungRock,” Johnson wrote. “At this moment, I went with my gut (and off-script) and told my mom that I wished dad could’ve been here to see where we’re at right now. My dad died suddenly 18 months ago, January 2020. You can see my mom look down, really pause and try her best to keep composure. I’m proud of her for being as real as it gets in this moment. After 35yrs of marriage, she divorced my dad back in the mid-2000’s — but the truth is she never stopped loving that man. I think she’s right… our lost loved ones are always here with us. Their spirits. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for allowing my wildlife’s journey into your homes every week. Just scratching the surface. I’ll see you for SEASON 2.”
There is an exciting piece of news that Young Rock has been prepared for the second season along with Kenan.
Lisa Katz, president of scripted programming at NBC Universal Television and Streaming, shares, “It has been a true joy to watch Dwayne Johnson and Kenan Thompson on NBC every week and see families connect with their relatable, entertaining, and heartwarming stories. We’re thrilled to renew both of these shows for another season and can’t wait to see more from Dwayne, Kenan, and the incredibly talented casts and producing teams behind each of them.”
In addition to Johnson, Young Rock stars Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latikefu, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa, and John Tui. The series is executive produced by Johnson, Nahnatchka Khan, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, and Jennifer Carreras.
Young Rock is streaming on Peacock right now!