Newswire: Dwayne Johnson and Will Ferrell team up for Fox pro-wrestling sitcom

Pop culture is hitting critical mass, as a scripted comedy about the hyper-masculine soap opera that is sports entertainment is coming to Fox. Dwayne Johnson and Will Ferrell are teaming up for a sitcom—sorry, “single-cam, hour-hong comedy”—about the world of professional wrestling. The project was just picked up and received a pilot commitment over at Fox. Andrew Gurland, creator of FX’s Married, will pen the pilot.

“This November will mark the 20th anniversary of my professional wrestling debut,” which featured “stories so colorful you’d think there’s no way that can be true,” Johnson says. He adds, “the entertaining show that goes on in front of the crowd pales in comparison to the insanely entertaining show that goes on backstage.” The show is described as a fish-out-of-water tale, featuring a comedy writer who comes into the world of wrestling and his relationship with a charismatic young …

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