News 13.04.22

QUEENSLAND SHINES IN THE LATEST SEASON OF UNIVERSAL STUDIO GROUP’S YOUNG ROCK

Hit comedy series Young Rock has called Queensland home for back-to-back seasons, having proudly filmed Season 1 and 2 in Australia’s Sunshine State. 

After a successful first season, Young Rock returned to Australia for round two of production. Season 2 consisted of 11 episodes filmed at Village Roadshow Studios, on the Gold Coast and surrounding South-East Queensland locations, including Mermaid Beach, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and various shopping centres, schools, hotels, restaurants and theme parks.

The Gold Coast was appointed the perfect destination to double as Hawaii, Florida and Pennsylvania.

Supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy and the Australian Government’s highly successful Location Incentive.

Season 2 injected approximately AU$27 million into the local economy and created around 250 jobs for local crew.

The popular series follows the early life of wrestler-turned-superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, starring Australian-born actor Uli Latukefu as Dwayne Johnson. 

Young Rock (Season 2) is now screening on NBC in the U.S. and Foxtel and Binge in Australia.

Featured Image: Unprecedented Fatherhood Episode 201. Photo by Mark Taylor, NBC


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