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Dwayne Johnson Partners with NBC on Competition Show


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Athlete/actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is slated to exec produce and be featured in NBC’s new physical competition series The Titan Games.

The Titan Games will see everyday people given the chance to participate in challenges meant to test their mind, body and heart. The 10-episode show comes from Universal Television Alternative Studio, A. Smith & Co. Productions and Seven Bucks Productions. It was inspired by Johnson’s desire to motivate audiences to believe in themselves and reach their full potential.

“Dwayne’s passion and drive for excellence, coupled with his inherent knowledge of all things physical, make him uniquely qualified to partner with us for The Titan Games,” said Paul Telegdy, the president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment.

Meredith Ahr, the president of Universal Television Alternative Studio, noted: “As master of ceremonies, Dwayne’s contagious and uplifting energy will motivate and inspire our competitors as they get their own moments in the sun and unearth their inner champions.”

“We wanted to create a new kind of athletic competition unlike anything ever attempted before,” remarked Johnson, co-founder of Seven Bucks Productions. “The Titan Games will challenge competitors to succeed in ways no one thought possible while entertaining the whole world at the same time.”

“With The Titan Games, we wanted to create a platform that would allow competitors of the highest caliber to be tested on multiple levels, to grow, to battle for success and ultimately be given their moment in the spotlight,” stated Dany Garcia, co-founder of Seven Bucks and executive producer on The Titan Games. “We have found the perfect collaborators in NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studio and A. Smith & Co. Productions to bring this all to life.”

The Titan Games will not only be an athletic spectacle, but will intertwine compelling storylines with new heroes that viewers will fall in love with,” added Arthur Smith, the CEO of A. Smith & Co. Productions. “We’re looking forward to working with our long-time collaborators at NBC and teaming up with the one and only Dwayne Johnson and Seven Bucks Productions team to bring this unparalleled television series to life.”



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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