Dwayne Johnson will host The Hero for TNT, moving the actor known for his action films and “The Rock” WWE character into the realms of reality television.
Johnson has agreed to serve as host of the eight-episode first season that attempts to find individuals with heroic qualities. Deadline noted that the show, first announced in September 2012, will get a June 6 premiere.
The Hero will unite 10 ordinary people under one roof and assign them missions to test brains, brawn, and morality. The goal of the series is to push the limits of these individuals to see how far they will go to be heroic in the face of challenges, endurance, and sacrifice.
Johnson will serve as “mentor and motivator” for the cast of season one. In a statement, Johnson said, “The Hero speaks to everything I believe in when it comes to challenging ourselves, to becoming better people every day and to making the right choices while growing from the wrong ones.”
Viewers will be able and encouraged to use social media for voting on the most heroic competitors each week.
TNT head of programming Michael Wright called the show “a great fit for TNT’s drama fans, whether they enjoy stories with a lot of action, suspense and danger, or stories that offer inspiration through the heroic actions of everyday people.”
It will be interesting to watch Johnson’s involvement with the series should it prove successful. Currently, the star appears pretty stretched thin.
On Thursday, it was announced he would be starring in a spinoff of The Fast and Furious series. Johnson also has the sixth film in the series coming soon as well as G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
And if all goes well for the actor, it would be hard to imagine him turning down a chance to appear in the new Star Wars series of films.
As for Dwayne Johnson in The Hero, we’ve got a teaser below. Will you be following this new series, or have you had it with reality television?