It was announced this week that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and BET have reached a deal for a new television series.
BET has ordered six episodes of a new show called "Finding Justice," which is produced by The Rock's company, Seven Bucks Productions. The show focuses on heroes, leaders and advocates in the African-American communities across the United States who fight to uncover injustices.
Check out the complete announcement regarding the new Dwayne Johnson-produced "Finding Justice" BET series, courtesy of Deadline.com, below.
BET Orders ‘Finding Justice’ Docuseries From Dwayne Johnson & Dany Garcia
Finding Justice tells the powerful stories of heroes, leaders, advocates and change agents in African American communities across America as they uncover injustices and fight to bring healing and change. Combining the grit and edge of investigative journalism and the profound heart of a powerful documentary, Finding Justice, from executive producers Johnson, Garcia and David Leepson, takes a look at the faces of change in Black America.
“BET is immensely proud to partner with Dwayne, Dany and David to bring ‘Finding Justice’ to our viewers,” said Scott Mills, President of BET Networks. “In this challenging time of divisiveness and inequality, it is essential that we highlight both the challenges facing African American communities and the people who are fighting for change. It is our hope that this powerful docuseries will engage and empower our audience to continue to fight against the terrible injustices that disproportionately affect our community.”
Finding Justice marks Seven Bucks Productions’ first collaboration with BET.
“Seven Bucks Productions was built on the foundation of bringing diverse and influential stories to the masses,” said Johnson. “Which is why we’re excited to partner with BET to bring these powerful stories of injustice from the African-American community to light. More importantly, with this series, we’re pushing to create a platform that will enable healing, and inspire change on a global scale.”
Added Garcia, “We’ve wanted to partner with BET for a very long time, and with Finding Justice, we’re able to expose, and uncover the injustices that occur to minority communities, every day in the United States. The heroes and change makers we showcase aren’t always names our audience would be familiar with, but they are the heroes that are fighting for change every day, and we’re thrilled to play a part in highlighting their journey and their fight.”
Finding Justice is produced by Johnson and Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions and Leepson’s Leepson Bounds.
“With America in a disturbing state of social unrest, it’s absolutely necessary to expose these injustices now,” said Leepson. “Dwayne is a hero on screen and off, representing justice, hard work and equal chances for all — I am honored to partner with him, Seven Bucks Productions and BET, the perfect home for this show, as we message healing and force change.”
Johnson starred in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sony’s highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office. He also stars on Ballers series for HBO and next headlines Rampage, which opens this weekend. All three are Seven Bucks productions.