Issa Rae and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are among the team of executive producers behind a new HBO series about backyard wrestling. According to Variety, the hip-hop centric 30-minute series titled, Tre Cnt (Trey Count), follows the story of Cassius Jones, a young dock worker and struggling pro-wrestler from Houston’s Third Ward.
Jones uses money from a life-insurance inheritance, and the deed to his grandfather’s house, to help fund his dream. With assistance from his working-class family, neighbors and friends, Jones builds a backyard-wrestling empire from the ground up.
Tre Cnt is created by Mohamed El Masri, who will also executive produce the series along with Johnson and Hiram Garcia and under their Seven Bucks Productions imprint. Rae will produce through her Issa Rae Productions banner, along with Montrel McKay. Rounding out the list of executive producers are Dave Becky, Tom Lassally, and Jonathon Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment.
Rae and Johnson both have long relationships with HBO as the former stars on Insecure, and the latter leads the sports dramedy, Ballers.
It’s unclear when Trey Cnt will premiere on the cable network.