Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is making another US cable series after TNT greenlit Wake Up Call (WT).
The series will be made by 5×5 Media, 7 Bucks Entertainment and Electus, which also made Johnson’s other TV series The Hero, also for TNT. Electus is expected to handle international sales.
The new show will feature the wrestler turned actor as he helps members of the public achieve new levels of success. “The Rock is going to descend into the chaos of everyday problems to pull good people up by the bootstraps,” the cable net said.
In each of the eight, one-hour installments the host will work with people facing enormous challenges. The roster of executive producers includes Johnson and Electus founder Ben Silverman.
The series will debut at an unspecified date in 2014.
David Eilenberg, senior VP, unscripted development for TNT and TBS said: “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.”
“We are super excited to expand our relationship with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and our amazing partners at Turner with Wake Up Call, a perfect programming format that comes out of the best elements of The Hero in a closed-ended transformation show,” added Ben Silverman.