Veteran WWE superstar John Cena has signed on for a new TV series.
Cena has joined the cast of actor/comedian Kevin Hart’s “Die Hart 2: Die Harder” series Variety. The show airs on The Roku Channel.
Season 2 of the Roku Channel’s original comedy is currently filming in Atlanta, GA. Cena joins the cast, along with Paula Pell and Ben Schwartz.
Cena plays a character named Mr. 206, a legendary Hollywood stuntman.
In Season 1 of “Die Hart,” which starred John Travolta, Hart played a fictionalized version of himself, eventually achieving his dream of becoming a bona fide action hero. In the second season, Hart will cement his legacy as the greatest action star of all time. The plot sees Hart develop a concept for a revolutionary film in which the action is so unwritten and unexpected that even Hart doesn’t know what’s coming. Hart’s vision comes with a blind spot, however, as he soon falls victim to an evil plan of revenge orchestrated by someone from his past. To survive the plot, Hart enlists the help of Cena’s Mr. 206 character, along with Hart’s favorite co-star Jordan King, a role that is reprized by Nathalie Emmanuel, his overzealous assistant Andre, played by Schwartz, and Andre’s mother Cynthia, played by Pell.
The series was originally part of the now-defunct Quibi platform, but Roku eventually acquired all of their content and the series was moved to the Roku channel. The show was so popular that it was renewed for a second season. Eric Appel returns for Season 2 to direct, while Tripper Clancy returns as a writer.
The action hero spoof will stream for free, with ads, on the Roku channel, but the season 2 premiere date has not been announced.
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