The Rock is going to dust off that ring rust, well kind of (and perhaps not a wrestling ring per say, considering the plot). Variety just announced that The People’s Champ, along with his ex-spouse and now business partner Dany Garcia and Insecure‘s Issa Rae are all going to executive produce an HBO series involving backyard wrestling currently titled “TRE CNT” (a.k.a “TRE COUNT”). It will be written by El Masri. Details of the series are as follows
“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.”
No information as far as casting or filming is planned, but The Rock along with Garcia has formed a strong bond with HBO as they co-created Ballers, a series that concluded back in October of 2019 after five seasons. TRE CNT will produced under The Rock and Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions.