Sydney Park and Zach Gilford will star in “Lifeline,” the new YouTube series executive produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TheWrap has learned.
The series, set in the not-too-distant future, is a half hour series about a little known life insurance company that sends its agents forward 33 days in time to prevent the accidental deaths of its clients.
The company’s best agent, Conner Hooks (Gilford), has never missed a save – until he takes on the most personal case of his life. When sixteen-year-old Norah (Park) is orphaned on his watch, Conner pledges to protect her, even if that means putting his career at Lifeline – or his own life – in jeopardy.
Also joining the cast are Eden Estrella as Young Norah, Usman Ally as Nathan, and Lilan Bowden as Jasmine.
Lifeline was written by Ben Freiburger and Grant Wheeler. Executive Producers are Johnson, Dany Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions and Dan Weinstein, Gary Binkow, Keith Samples and Amee Dolleman for Studio71.
The 8-episode action series will be directed by Corridor Digital’s Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer. The series will debut on YouTube Red in 2017.
Johnson has been making a serious push into expanding his profile beyond acting in recent years. In addition to returning to his wrestling roots as The Rock at Wrestlemania, he recently launched Project Rock, a new lifestyle brand. Among the products he has already debuted are Project Rock bags, produced in collaboration with Under Armour.