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

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

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 5×5 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: Twitter: Facebook:

Interested participants can also email their name, contact information and a photo to the Electus and 5×5 Media casting team at

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concepcion matos jr

wow! i dont kow what to say this is a chance of a lifetime to prove i can make it in life right now im not doing good at all in life i been failing bad and keep getting back stabbed but i know their is a brighter side were the sun glows..i just want to be able to afford a home and live with my fiance and kids and pay off this childsupport been owed i have no license i have no life stuck living in my moms basement as i try to pay her rent without a job well enough with my life story thanks for listening..

cesar iraheta

I would love to be a part of your show to be able to prove not just to my kids and my family but to my self that I can do something right in life and not feel like I've let my kids down haveing a chance to become a hero and be able to win would not just change my life but my KIDS life I have 3 lil girls my queens and i'd like to give them what they deserve thank you

Calvin l ferguson Sr

Dear Mr Johnson ! Iam a 53 year old man,and I have (8) grand children . I would love to be a contestant on your show to let my grand kids see there grandfather as one of the hero's on your show. I want to show them how to not give up when your back is up against the wall . No mater how old you are you can do anything . on your show or in everyday life . You can be a hero!

Walter Irvine (Rage)

As a former Soldier I know the price of being a hero. I lied to get into the Army and to get a top secret clearance. The Army taught me the value of being a person you would admire and I didn't admire who I had become. I turned myself in so that I could regain my honor and integrity. The got kicked out but learned a valuable lesson in the proccess. It takes sacrifice to be heroic. Honor is earned every moment of every day. You can't expect life to be easy or fair, but you can expect yourself to live up to the standards you create. I am currently going to school while taking care of my girlfriend. She is disabled and has diabetes. I also found out she is pregnant (YAY!). It's not an easy life, but I love her and would do anything to show her. If I had the opportunity to prove how much she means to me, the world would know a new hero, and she would too. Be sure to keep me in mind for the next season.

Tammy Young

I am definitely up for the challenge!! I am little but mighty and I would love to show the world that just because you have a kind heart does not mean that you are weak. I am married, a mom of a 13 year old son, work and go to school full time. So let me know when and where your next casting call is and I will be there :-)


I am up for this challenge! I am the HERO! I will prove it! Would love to tryout for next season! I am the amazon woman! : ) I would love to find out how to try out please!

Tom Irondog Lodato

Any season! AnytimeT This is mine! I'm an Ironworker from Las Vegas with Local 433 and I want to be a contestant! BAD! Please tell me what I gotta DO!

Fred McIlvenny jr

If there is a second season of The Hero how can I tryout for the show?

Michelle Watts

I believe in my heart that I could be ur next hero. I would love to prove it to me, my kids, and the rest of my family that ever doubted me. So pick me give me a chance.l
There's no limit to how far I would go for my kids to have a better life than mine..


I would make a perfect candidate for the show. Born with a hole in my witch I still have and always fighting to make it in this world. Never had much but never let that defeat me. Still reaching goals in my life and showing kids that there's no limit to how far they can go if they work hard and keep God 1st.

J Satch

Should have came to Cincinnati…your loss, missed out on a true hero…If you smell lel lel lel lel what I'm cooking…! 42 years young..,Fit, Lit and takin no s**t….HOORAH.!


Wish they were visiting michigan

Tony Navejar

Been thru a life full of nothing but struggles and mistakes and now as a father to three boys I wish I had an opportunity to participate in an event such as this.

Joey Smith

Wish they would do a casting call in oklahoma

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