Dwayne Johnson to host new athletic competition show on NBC

If seeing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s trailer for “Skyscraper” during the Super Bowl wasn’t enough, Johnson announced he will be the host of “The Titan Games,” a new unscripted show that will air on NBC.

Johnson will also executive produce the 10-episode series with Dany Garcia, which will give regular people the opportunity to take on the show’s Titans in a number of physical challenges.

“I wanted to create a platform that gave everyday people the opportunity to change their lives and do something extraordinary,” Johnson said on the post-Super Bowl edition of the “Tonight Show.” “With this, I was watching one of my favorite shows on TV that I was inspired by — ‘American Ninja Warrior’ — and we partnered with the creative execs of that show and … with NBC.”

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Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar. I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there. Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer - watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless. And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia - like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life. Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear. Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck. #TianaGiaJohnson🌺 #3rdDaughter #BlessesAndGratefulMan #ImInTROUBLE
Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Simone Alexander Johnson (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
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MALIBU, CA - JULY 29: Dany, Simone and Actor Dwayne Johnson arrive at the Summer On The Pier Benefiting 'The Rock' Foundation Event on July 29, 2007 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 11: (L-R) Dany Garcia, daughter Simone Alexander and ex-husband, actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attend the 2009 I Have A Dream Foundation Spring Gala at 583 Park Avenue on June 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: Actor Dwayne Johnson, mom Ata Johnson, daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson and Lauren Hashian arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Furious 7' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: 73rd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Dwayne Johnson and Simone Johnson arrive to the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Dwayne Johnson (R) and his daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson (L) attend AFI FEST 2016 Presented By Audi - Premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his daughter Simone attend Paramount Pictures' World Premiere of 'Baywatch' on Miami Beach, Florida on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 13: Dwayne Johnson and Simone Johnson attend Paramount Pictures' World Premiere of 'Baywatch' on May 13, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actor Dwayne Johnson (L) and daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Hercules' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on July 23, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 14: Jasmine Johnson and Dwayne Johnson (R) attend the HBO Ballers Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere and Reception on July 14, 2016 at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for HBO)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 14: Jasmine Johnson and Dwayne Johnson (R) attend the HBO Ballers Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere and Reception on July 14, 2016 at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for HBO)
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The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment and Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio.

“Dwayne’s passion and drive for excellence, coupled with his inherent knowledge of all things physical, make him uniquely qualified to partner with us for “‘The Titan Games,'” Telegdy said.

Added Ahr: “As master of ceremonies, Dwayne’s contagious and uplifting energy will motivate and inspire our competitors as they get their own moments in the sun and unearth their inner champions.”

“The Titan Games” is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Seven Bucks Productions.

Arthur Smith, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Toby Gorman will also serve as executive producers for the series.

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Cast member Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian pose at the premiere for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Cast member Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian pose at the premiere for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Cast member Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian pose at the premiere for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' on December 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Lauren Hashian arrive for the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' held at The TLC Chinese Theater on December 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Lauren Hashian (L) and Dwayne Johnson attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' on December 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Dwayne Johnson, Lauren Hashian arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Dwayne Johnson (R) and Lauren Hashian arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Dwayne Johnson, and Lauren Hashian attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Dwayne Johnson and wife Lauren Hashian attend the Disney Premiere 'Moana' in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP / LILLY LAWRENCE (Photo credit should read LILLY LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian attend the premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at AFI FEST 2016 at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: Dwayne Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian attend the premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Central Intelligence' at Westwood Village Theatre on June 10, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 19: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and girlfriend, Lauren Hashian attend the hand/footprint ceremony honoring him held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on May 19, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 01: Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian are seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on April 01, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: Actor Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Furious 7' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actor Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian arrive at the 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Los Angeles premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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