Dwayne Johnson to Star in HBO Pilot

by | May 2, 2013 at 3:31 PM | Celebrities, TV News, XFINITY Streampix

Dwayne Johnson (Photo: Larry Marano/Getty Images)

HBO is about to get rocked.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to star in an HBO series about retired athletes living in Miami.

The half-hour dramedy will reunite The Rock with his “Pain & Gain” co-star Mark Wahlberg, who’s on board as an executive producer.

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Wahlberg’s fellow “Entourage” EP Stephen Levinson will pen the new pilot, as well as co-executive produce. Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights“) is set to direct the pilot episode, which is expected to shoot this fall.

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Johnson will also appear on TV this summer hosting the upcoming action reality show “The Hero,” which premieres Thursday, June 6 on TNT.