Dwayne Johnson’s autobiographical series, Young Rock, which is produced by NBC, has returned to television for its third season, only one and a half years following its debut, as of Friday, November 4, 2022, with the first episode from the same officially entitled “The People Need You”.
The previous season of this sitcom takes a comedic look back revolving around the life of one of the most popular wrestler turned actors in Hollywood, closing with the debut of The Rock at Wrestlemania, the single biggest event in the wrestling calendar of the World Wrestling Federation.
Unfortunately, however, Johnson’s first time at “the showcase of the immortals” does not turn out to be as well as he would have liked. This left out some space for a much-anticipated fallout in the newest installation of the series.
In the premiere episode of Young Rock Season 3, we saw Dwayne getting ready to leave his political life behind after losing the 2023 general elections. However, things take a turn when she gets a call from an unexpected person.
We were then transported to 1985, where Rocky first learns the aftermath of crossing someone like Vince. Meanwhile, in 1977, Johnson realized that it did not matter whether he won or lost, fans were going to hate him anyway.
Young Rock Season 3 Episode 2 Preview
The episode which is scheduled to kick off this week would be the second from the new season of Young Rock, and in it, we will see Dwayne trying to make a comeback from an injury in Miami in the year 1977, and in the course of it, he comes to a decision which might just change his entire life.
Then again, after making his return to the WWF, The Rock goes ahead to take a big risk on the mic as he does with his character. Back in the future, in 2033, US President Taft is in a crisis and sees no other way but to enlist Dwayne’s help to deal with it. The official episode title for Young Rock Season 3 Episode 2 is “Rocky Sucks”.
Next week’s episode would be the third from the latest season of the sitcom and is dubbed “On the Ropes“. In the episode, it is 1985 in Hawaii where Ata finds herself in a bind with her rival, the wrestling promotion of Lia, and Rocky learns some news that turns the world of his family upside down.
Meanwhile, Dewey finds himself a job in order to be capable of buying a Nintendo, and then we are taken back to 2033, where Dwayne contemplates a vital diplomatic mission.
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Young Rock Season 3 Plot
NBC’s original sitcom revolves around the life of one of the most well-known actors on the planet, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, told through the extraordinary stories shared and experienced by his family and in his childhood, experiences which shaped him into who he is now.
Not only that, but Young Rock also takes through his boyish years, a time around which he sat up and down with some of the leading icons in the wrestling business while his own father began making his name in the craft.
The show, additionally, also gives us an insight into Dwayne’s rebellious years as a teenager as he attended high school in Pennsylvania and even the part of his life where he played American football besides powerhouse players at the University of Miami.
The only place where the series diverges from reality is The Rock’s fictional stint as a presidential candidate for the 2032 elections. Johnson himself thinks that he is quite grounded as a person and relates to the populace of the United States.
In the new and third season of Young Rock, we will get to see which events culminated in “The Rock” becoming a near household name and the subsequent rise in Johnson’s popularity. Simultaneously, turning time back to the 1980s would probably also be a major theme in the latest season.
An almost characteristic trait of the show, the time jump, which played a major role in skyrocketing it to acclaim, is also expected to be incorporated into the narrative in the new season, i.e, from the initial years of The Rock’s life to his imagined run as a presidential candidate in the year 2032.
Young Rock Season 3 Cast
The beloved cast of the sitcom has all come back to reprise their roles for Season 3 of Young Rock, not excluding Dwayne Johnson himself, alongside the various actors who play different versions of him, including Bradley Constant, known for Following Phil, Adrian Groulx, known for See, and finally, Marco Polo fame Uli Latufeku.
Furthermore, Joseph Lee Anderson, known for S.W.A.T., plays Rocky Johnson, Stacey Leilua plays Ata Johnson, Ana Tuisila from Outrageous Fortune plays Lia Maivia, and last, but not least, Michael Torpey plays American President Brayden Taft.
Additionally, it is worth noting that several reports have surfaced which stated that the young versions of Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T had been cast, the former being played by Irish professional wrestler Becky Lynch.
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Young Rock Season 3 Episode 2 Release Date
The past seasons of Young Rock were televised on Tuesday nights, but the show has been shifted to a more prominent slot, that of Friday night on the schedule of NBC as the third season premiered. The total number of episodes for Season 3 has not been announced, but fans are aware that Seasons 1 and 2 each have nineteen episodes, so the new season might follow in their footsteps.
Young Rock Season 3 Episode 2 is slated to air on Friday, November 11, 2022, on NBC at 8:30/7:30c, and Episode 3 will drop next week on Friday, November 18, at the same time and on the said channel.
Young Rock Season 3 Episode 2: Where to Watch
Apart from the broadcast on NBC in the United States, the sitcom will also be available to stream on Peacock, provided that one has a subscription to the service.
Although no official release date for Young Rock has been confirmed in the United Kingdom, fans are hoping to hear some good news soon. In the meantime, they can catch up on the previous season of the comedy show, which is currently streaming on Sky Comedy.