The world's highest-paid actor, Dwayne Johnson, has scored a deal with YouTube Red. According to TV Series Finale, YouTube announced it has ordered the new series, Lifeline, from Seven Bucks Productions, co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, and Studio71.
The news doesn't stop there. The eight-episode sci-fi action thriller will be directed by two of the Internet’s most ambitious science fiction and action filmmakers, Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer of Corridor Digital. The series will focus on a little known life insurance company that sends its agents forward 33 days in time to prevent the accidental deaths of its clients and is slated to debut on YouTube Red in 2017.
“We’re taking our YouTube partnership to the next level with Lifeline. YouTube has given me the opportunity to connect with my fans on a very direct level, and now we’re teaming up with the most innovative creators in the game to bring our special brand of action adventure to the audience,” the actor/producer expressed in a statement.
The Rock is one busy actor and knows exactly what he is doing when it comes to executive producing. With projects like HBO's Ballers, TNT's Hero and our very own Clash of the Corps—he is no stranger to the game and there is no stopping him now.
Below, watch the Dwayne Johnson himself and a few of the Clash of the Corps cast come together and break it down in Hawaii: