ByMatt Juul, writer at
MMA and Entertainment Writer
Matt Juul

Dwayne Johnson is heading back to the ring. Well, sort of.

According to Variety, the icon-turned Hollywood superstar is teaming up with actor and filmmaker Adam McKay to produce a new comedy series for Fox loosely based on Johnson's days. The network reportedly gave a pilot commitment to the hourlong, single-cam show.

Johnson celebrated the news with one of his trademark, ultra-positive posts on Instagram.

"Our guy [Andrew Gurland] will write and big shout to Academy Award winner director/writer Adam McKay for partnering up on this one," he wrote in the photo's caption. "This'll be fun!"

Variety reports that the show will take "a behind-the-scenes look" at a faux pro-wrestling organization. The series will follow a young athlete based on "The Rock" who forms a friendship with a comedy writer who joins the promotion.

“This November will mark the 20th anniversary of my professional wrestling debut,” Johnson told the magazine. “I was 24 years old, putting in the hard work, making $40 bucks per match and had no clue of the long journey that lay ahead of me with characters and backstage stories so colorful you’d think there’s no way that can be true."

"The entertaining show that goes on in front of the crowd pales in comparison to the insanely entertaining show that goes on backstage," he added.

The upcoming show won't be the first time that Johnson and Ferrell have worked on a project. They previously appeared together in the 2010 comedy The Other Guys and appeared in a skit during the comedian's days.

Between his slate of movies and yet another TV project on the way, it's no wonder why Johnson is the world's highest-paid actor.

Will you be tuning into Dwayne Johnson and Will Ferrell's wrestling comedy series? Let us know in the comments below.


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