Variety is reporting that Lexie Duncan is the latest name to join the cast of NBC’s Young Rock, a comedy series based on the childhood of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
The series is said to chronicle Johnson’s “formative years”, in which he would spend his High School years in Honolulu before moving the country music capital of Nashville, Tennessee, where he was arrested multiple times for fighting, theft and check fraud before the age of seventeen. It was revealed that Johnson will appear in every episode of the show.
Lexie Duncan (whose credits include The Secret Daughter and VeeBees) will be playing the role of Karen, a popular, charismatic, high-school girl with dreams of attending Barbizon beauty school and high-school sweetheart of Dwayne.
The series is developed by Nahnatchka Khan, who co-write the pilot with Jeff Chiang. The duo also executive produce alongside Johnson under the Seven Bucks Productions banner, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras of Fierce Baby Productions.
Young Rock will premiere on NBC on the 16th February 2021.