FOX Plans The Rock WWE-Inspired Comedy Series

FOX Television has announced today that it has made a put pilot commitment for an untitled comedy series based on the real life experiences of WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz and actor Dwayne Johnson during his time as a WWE wrestler.

The half-hour single camera comedy offers a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional professional wrestling outfit and chronicles the one-of-a-kind odd couple relationship that develops between a charismatic young Rock-like character and a painfully awkward comedy writer new to the world of wrestling and all its alpha males.

The project is a co-production of Seven Bucks Productions and Gary Sanchez Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Johnson, Gewirtz, Dany Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick will serve as executive producers.

Andrew Gurland will write the pilot script and serve as an executive producer.