The Rock, Jerry Bruckheimer Prepare 80’s Wrestling-Themed TV Series for NBC

In somewhat surprising news, The Rock is teaming up with superstar producer Jerry Bruckheimer on a potential new TV series.

The series would take place in the 1980s and highlight the “wrestling boom” brought about by Wrestlemania and the “Rock n Wrestling” connection with MTV.

The project extends the popularity of period dramas among the broadcast networks, which have 2 such series, the 1960s-set Pan Am on ABC and The Playboy Club on NBC, premiering this fall. This is the third sale and third put pilot commitment for Bruckheimer TV so far this development season.

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