Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Is Young Rock getting another season? Continue reading to learn more about Young Rock Season 3. 

All of us want Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s adventures as a young man to continue for another season. The sitcom follows Johnson through several stages of his life. From growing up surrounded by professional wrestlers to his high school hardships and time as one of the most popular WWE superstars of all time, he has gone on the path to success.

Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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When a series has formed a fairly good viewership for the previous two seasons, viewers frequently talk and speculate on whether it will be renewed or canceled for any future installments. So, if you’ve been waiting for the next chapter of Young Rock, we have some exciting news for you. We’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, which will definitely get you ready for the next season. Here’s all we know about Young Rock Season 3.

Will Young Rock return for Season 3?

Yes, it’s official that NBC has finally renewed Young Rock for a third season. The renewal was confirmed on May 12, 2022. The announcement was shared on the official NBC Twitter handle, quoting, “Big flex. #YoungRock will return for Season 3!” 

Take a look at the official announcement below: 

Uli Latukefu who portrays an 18–20-year-old Johnson, shared the news on his Twitter handle and stated, “Glad you guys are enjoying the show and super grateful to be coming back! Enjoy the rest of season 2!”

Adam Ray who portrays Vince McMahon also shared the news on his Twitter handle and stated, “LFG!!! More Vince McMahon coming! SEASON 3 babyyy. The story continues. Can’t wait to get back with my #youngrock fam”

Brian Gewirtz, executive producer of the series also shared the updates on his official Twitter handle and stated, “We’re BACK baby!  Can’t wait to dive into Season 3 of #YoungRock! This is shaping up to be a helluva week!”

Young Rock Season 3 Release Date 

As the renewal of the series was revealed yesterday by NBC and the second season of Young Rock is still airing on the channel. So, asking for the official release date for Young Rock Season 3 is a little too soon. But, if we have to predict it seems likely the season will release sometime in early 2023 like the prior seasons. Of course, this is just speculation. Furthermore, the second season still has three episodes left to air in the following weeks, with the last episode, Let the People Decide, scheduled to air on May 24, 2022. 

Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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So, the news of the series’ renewal before the conclusion of Season 2 is a positive sign, indicating that the development for the next season was already in the works ahead of time, and viewers may not have to wait long as the series’ production appears to be pre-planned. We suggest the viewers to wait patiently for some time as these updates will be confirmed by the network in the near future as the second season draws closer to its finale episode and the production of the third season commence on time. 

Take a look at some fans’ reactions to the renewal

Young Rock Season 3 Plot

The sitcom is set in a framing plot in which Johnson is a presidential contender in the United States in 2032. Johnson participates in an interview or other interaction in each episode, which causes him to flashback to a narrative from one of three periods in his life with occasional episodes where all three periods are shown.

Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Johnson is portrayed as a 10-year-old in Hawaii, a high school student in Pennsylvania, and a college student and football player at the University of Miami in the first season.  In the second season, some of the periods shown change setting, but the same actors portray them.

As of May 13, 2022, the series’ second season is still airing. So far only the first nine episodes have premiered. The official synopsis of episode nine states, “Hawaii, 1984: On the day of the Brawl-B-Q, Rocky’s relationship with partner Tony Atlas hits a breaking point; Dewey becomes the object of multiple school crushes; the extortion case against Lia reaches its conclusion.”

Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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As a result, the remaining episodes will follow up on this premise and explore more in the last three episodes. We have listed down the official synopsis released by the network of the upcoming episodes. 

The official synopsis of episode ten states, “Nashville, 1987: Rocky takes a promising new wrestling job but is faced with a difficult decision; Ata spends a night out with Miss Elizabeth; teenage Dwayne starts to worry about his dad’s health; in 2032, Dwayne seeks advice from an old friend.”

The official synopsis of episode eleven states, “Memphis, 1996: The WWF sends Dwayne to Memphis to develop his wrestling skills; when a booker bullies Downtown Bruno, Dwayne decides to fight back; in 2032, candidate Johnson’s conflict with Dr. Julien comes to a head.”

The official synopsis of episode twelve states, “In 2032, candidate Johnson rides the ups and downs of election day; in 1984, Rocky and Ata are at a crossroads with their futures in wrestling; in 1987, teenage Dwayne learns that the family is leaving Nashville.”

These synopsis gives the viewers a little hint at the plot but not the full picture which the show creators have translated from the pages to screen. So, we can’t predict the major details or surprises which might happen in these episodes and how the season will end, or what cliffhangers and plot threads will develop in these three episodes, which airs every Tuesday in the coming weeks. So, we suggest fans to patiently wait and watch the episodes to draw conclusions that will lead to Young Rock Season 3. 

Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Young Rock Season 3 Cast 

We would like to highlight that some new additions and removals in the cast for the third season may happen which will be revealed once the production commences and gets officially confirmed. Until then the prominent cast members of the series who are reported to reprise their roles in the upcoming season. 

  • Dwayne Johnson as Himself
  • Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Johnson
  • Bradley Constant as a 15-year-old Johnson
  • Uli Latukefu as 18–20-year-old Johnson
  • Stacey Leilua as Ata Johnson, Dwayne’s mother
  • Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson, Dwayne’s father
  • Adam Ray as Vince McMahon
  • Ana Tuisila as Lia Maivia, Dwayne’s grandmother, Ata’s mother
  • Matthew Willig as André the Giant 

Young Rock Season 3 Episodes 

Although the exact number of episodes in Young Rock Season 3 has yet to be revealed, we can expect at least 11-12 episodes with a runtime of 22-24 minutes, similar to the previous seasons. Furthermore, many shows aim to maintain a consistent episode range for future seasons. 

Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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So, we recommend that fans wait patiently for these updates, which will be released once post-production is done on time and the names of each episode are finalized. Until then, binge-watch prior seasons to refresh your memory of what happened. Here is a detailed episode guide for Young Rock Season 1 and Season 2 that will help you understand the plot better. 

Young Rock Season 1 Episode Guide 

  • S1E1: Working the Gimmick – February 16, 2021
  • S1E2: On the Road Again – February 23, 2021
  • S1E3: Forward, Together – March 2, 2021
  • S1E4: Check Your Head – March 16, 2021
  • S1E5: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – March 23, 2021
  • S1E6: My Day with Andre – March 30, 2021
  • S1E7: Johnson & Hopkins – April 6, 2021
  • S1E8: My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff – April 13, 2021
  • S1E9: A Lady Named Star Search – April 20, 2021
  • S1E10: Good vs. Great – April 27, 2021
  • S1E11: Election Day – May 4, 2021

Young Rock Season 2 Episode Guide 

  • S2E1: Unprecedented Fatherhood – March 15, 2022
  • S2E2: Seven Bucks – March 22, 2022
  • S2E3: In Your Blood – March 29, 2022
  • S2E4: In the Dark – April 5, 2022
  • S2E5: What Business? – April 12, 2022
  • S2E6: Kiss and Release – April 19, 2022
  • S2E7: An Understanding – April 26, 2022
  • S2E8: Corpus Christi – May 3, 2022
  • S2E9: Backyard Brawl-B-Q – May 10, 2022
  • S2E10: Rocky’s Code – May 17, 2022
  • S2E11: You Gotta Get Down to Get Up – May 24, 2022
  • S2E12: Let the People Decide – May 24, 2022

Is there a trailer for Young Rock Season 3?

No, because the show was only recently renewed, and the production for Young Rock Season 3 has yet to begin. As a result, there is no teaser or trailer accessible for fans to catch peeks of the series’ next chapter and speculate on potential main plotlines. In the meantime, watch this exclusive Q&A with Dwayne Johnson, Stacey Leilua, Joseph Lee Anderson, Uli Latukefu, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant & Ana Tuisila of YOUNG ROCK. Moderated by actor Randall Park.

Conversations at Home with YOUNG ROCK

Where can you stream Young Rock? 

Young Rock Season 1 is now available on fuboTV, Peacock, and Hulu Plus. Moreover, Season 1 and Season 2 are available to rent or buy on Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu for streaming. You can also watch Young Rock for free on NBC.

Young Rock Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Young Rock Overall Summary 

The official description of the series states, “The second season of Young Rock delves back into Dwayne Johnson’s life, continuing the storylines from Season 1 while also introducing new chapters we haven’t yet seen. As Dwayne and his loving, resilient family face new challenges and meet new wild characters of professional wrestling, Dwayne contemplates embracing the grind of professional wrestling himself. The show will explore the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life people he’s met along the way.”

Young Rock Official Trailer Season 1

Young Rock Season 1 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Young Rock Official Trailer Season 2

Young Rock Season 2 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Young Rock Season 3 updates.