According to Variety, John Cena is planning on producing his own television shows without the approval, or any relationship with WWE. “Pawn Stars” producer Leftfield Pictures will work with John to develop an unscripted series revolving around individuals from all walks of life with “compelling stories to tell”. Cena has a clear vision of the type of program he wants to put out there and he types of people he wants involved.
“For someone like me that’s surrounded by so many interesting characters, you know when you brush up against someone who can hold a room. There are so many people out there who can hold someone’s attention.”
Cena and Leftfield have several ideas on the burner, but they aren’t saying anything to anyone about them just yet. John Cena will be on screen in some of them, but he is not necessary to get a series off the ground. No WWE involvement planned, but there is always an option for WWE to participate in projects if it benefits Cena’s product.
Variety has an in-depth article on John Cena’s role in the comedy “Company Man.” Cena will also be appearing in two films next year. “Trainwreck” has a July 2015 release date and “The Nest” will be in theaters December of 2015.
Cena also talks about working with Judd Apatow and Amy Shumer in “Trainwreck” plus working with TV darlings Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in “The Nest.” Cena opens up about The Rock and Batista’s greater success in Hollywood, and like The Rock he wants to be more than just an action figure. The Variety issue is available today digitally and at newsstands.