In Dwayne Johnson's New Show Lifeline, a Corporation Uses Time Travel to Save Lives—for Profit

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When you’re the biggest star in the world, you can do anything you want. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to do many, many things, one of which is produce a time-travel TV series for YouTube Red called Lifeline and here’s the first trailer.


Johnson was very excited about this show when he announced it last year and we kind of see why:

The concept of the show, a company that uses time travel to save lives for profit, is very intriguing. It’s a pandora’s box of storytelling possibilities: The politics behind it, the benefits, the inevitable corruption, and the drama of determining who is saved and who stays dead. All of this is ripe for exploration and, hopefully, Lifeline mines its premise for more than melodrama and action.

As for the show itself, the star is Zack Gilford, who most people know as QB1 Matt Saracen from Friday Night Lights. His (apparently) deceased wife is played by Amanda Crew of Silicon Valley, and they’re joined by Sydney Park of The Walking Dead, Eden Estrella (Furious 7), and Usman Ally (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D).

Lifeline premieres October 11 on YouTube Red.


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I’ll go to my grave groaning over the time my daughter (11) came home from school, astounded, to inform us that Dwayne Johnson used to be a wrestler.

My wife and I, of course, belted out “do you smeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell what the Rock is cookin’”in unison.