Dwayne Johnson is set to be involved in another project at HBO.
According to Variety, Johnson, Issa Rae, and Dany Garcia are set to executive produce a half-hour series in development at HBO about the creation of a backyard wrestling promotion. Writer Mohamad El Masri wrote the show, which is still in development, and is also serving as an executive producer.
Per the report, the series focuses on Cassius Jones, a young dock worker and struggling pro-wrestler, who uses inherited life-insurance money for start-up cash and the deed to a shotgun house from his grandfather to start a hip-hop centric backyard wrestling empire in Houston’s Third Ward (The Tre) with the help of his working-class family, neighbors, and friends.
The show will be produced under the Seven Bucks Productions banner. Rae and Montrel McKay will executive produce via Issa Rae Productions. Dave Becky, Tom Lassally, and Jonathan Berry will executive produce for 3 Arts Entertainment.
This isn't the first time Johnson has been involved with HBO. Johnson stars in the HBO series Ballers, which finished airing its fifth season last year. Johnson also recently spoke on the possibility of a potential match against Roman Reigns and you can read about his comments on the matter at this link.