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7-City Casting Call Begins For 'The Hero,' Dwayne Johnson's New Action-Packed TNT Series

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 5, 2012 at 2:27PM

Exactly 1 month ago, we reported the news that TNT had ordered a season of a new series titled The Hero, that will be hosted and executive produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, along with his producing partner, Dany Garcia.
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The Hero Casting

Exactly 1 month ago, we reported the news that TNT had ordered a season of a new series titled The Hero, that will be hosted and executive produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, along with his producing partner, Dany Garcia.

Recapping... The Hero will bring 10 ordinary people together in a house and then assign them various missions that will test their brains, their brawn and even their morality. The show will challenge the competitors to prove they've got what it takes to be heroes, pushing them to the limits to see what they are willing (and able) to overcome, undergo or sacrifice for the sake of their fellow contestants. In the end, one player will be annointed a true hero.

In a unique twist on the reality-competition format, The Hero will incorporate social media into every facet of the show, from pre-production and casting to on-location shooting and live broadcasts. 

The series is set to premiere on TNT in summer 2013.

And if you're interesting in competing for a short to be one of the show's contestants, you'll want to take note of today's news.

From a TNT press release, all the details follow below:

Seven-City Casting Call Begins for "The Hero," Dwayne Johnson's New Action-Packed Competition Series on TNT

Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Nashville and Minneapolis To Host the Contestant Search for the Ultimate Hero, Beginning Oct. 13

Electus and 5x5 Media are embarking on a seven-city U.S. casting call for TNT's upcoming competition series The Hero, which will be headlined and executive-produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The producers of The Hero are looking for competitors who display the physical, mental and emotional strength to participate in a battle of brains, brawn and morality, resulting in one winner being named the ultimate hero.

Below is a complete roster of locations for The Hero casting call. Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (local time).

Oct. 13

Los Angeles Crunch Gym 8000 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046

Oct. 20

Boston Jillian's (Tequila Rain Entrance) 3 Lansdowne Street Boston, MA 02215

Dallas Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley 13933 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75243

Chicago XSport Fitness 819 South State Street Chicago, IL 60605

Oct. 27

New York TRYP Hotel 345 West 35th Street New York, NY 10001

Nashville Bar Louie 314 11th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203

Nov. 3

Minneapolis Mall of America 60 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425

Additional casting information can be found online: Website: http://www.theherotnt.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheHero_Casting/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TNTsTheHeroCasting

Interested participants can also email their name, contact information and a photo to the Electus and 5x5 Media casting team at TheHeroTNT@gmail.com.

This article is related to: Television, TV News, Dwayne Johnson


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