John Cena is slated to be part of the second season of Kevin Hart’s Die Hart 2: Die Harder comedy series that airs on Roku.
Variety reported the news today. Cena joins Ben Schwartz and Paula Pell as the latest cast members for the show.
The show sees Hart play a fictional version of himself who is tired of being the sidekick in action movies and enrolls himself in an acting school to be a leading star.
The series was originally part of the now-defunct Quibi, but was moved to Roku. Here is the synopsis for season two:
“After achieving his dream of becoming a bona fide action hero in ‘Die Hart,’ Kevin Hart now wants to cement his legacy as the greatest action star of all time. He’s developed a concept for a revolutionary movie where the action is so unscripted and unexpected that even Kevin won’t know what’s coming next. But Kevin’s myopic dream comes with a blind spot, and he soon finds himself the victim of an evil revenge plot, orchestrated by someone from his past. Kevin must enlist the help of his favorite co-star Jordan King (Nathalie Emmanuel, returning for season 2), his over-eager assistant Andre (Ben Schwartz), Andre’s mom Cynthia (Paula Pell), and legendary Hollywood stuntman Mr. 206 (John Cena) if he wants to survive.”
As previously noted, the former WWE Champion is in talks to star in Peter Farrelly’s “Ricky Stanicky” movie with Zac Efron.