Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has secured a new TV show on TNT. The show, titled Wake Up Call, will see Johnson, “lend a helping hand to everyday people who are facing enormous challenges in their lives.”
TNT has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Wake Up Call, which is being produced by Ben Silverman’s Electus, 5×5 Media and 7 Bucks Entertainment. Serving as executive producers are Silverman (The Office, The Biggest Loser), Chris Grant (Gladiators, King of the Nerds) and Jimmy Fox (Fashion Star, King of the Nerds) of Electus; Craig Armstrong (Survivor, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Fashion Star), Rick Ringbakk (The Amazing Race, Fashion Star) and Charles Wachter (King of the Nerds, American Gladiators) of 5×5 Media; and Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Snitch, The Hero) of 7 Bucks Entertainment. Wake Up Call is slated to premiere in 2014.
“We had a wonderful time working with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on The Hero, in which he challenged and mentored a group of everyday heroes,” said David Eilenberg, senior vice president, unscripted development for TNT and TBS. “Wake Up Call evolved from our experience on The Hero and is its natural successor, bringing the human spirit of that show home to take on everyday challenges. In this new series, Dwayne will bring his mission of empowerment and change right to people’s front doors.”
Johnson’s other TNT show The Hero has not been picked up for a second season.