TNT has ordered a new competition reality series, tentatively called “The Hero,” which will be headlined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson also will serve as executive producer of the series alongside Dany Garcia.
“The Hero” will bring 10 ordinary people together in a house and then assign them various missions that will test their brains, their brawn and even their morality. The show will challenge the competitors to prove they’ve got what it takes to be heroes, pushing them to the limits to see what they are willing (and able) to overcome, undergo or sacrifice for the sake of their fellow contestants. Johnson will serve as The Hero‘s mentor and motivator, encouraging the contestants to reach far beyond their personal limits. In the end, one player will rise above the others, overcoming obstacles he/she never thought possible in order to become a true hero.
Social media will play an aspect as well, where viewers get the chance to vote on who was the most heroic.
“The Hero” is 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,” said Michael Wright, President, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’re also very excited about the extensive social-media aspect of The Hero, which will engage viewers on an entirely new level and develop a strong emotional investment in the competitors and challenges.
Johnson will be seen in the upcoming films, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Empire State,” “Fast and Furious 6,” and “Pain and Gain.”
“The Hero” was created by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk of 5×5 Media, along with Charles Wachter and Ben Silverman of Electus Studios. The show is set to premiere in the summer of 2013.