Cameron Crowe’s Showtime ‘Roadies’ Gets Series Order, First Teaser
Cameron Crowe‘s Showtime music dramedy Roadies hit a few bumps along the way, languishing in development and retooling its pilot with Carla Gugino replacing Mad Men alum Christina Hendricks, but the show will finally take the stage. Crowe confirms a series order for 2016, also delivering our first footage.
Crowe announced the news over his blog, saying “YES! Roadies has been picked up by Showtime. Stay tuned for 10 stories about life, music, love and all points in between.” The announcement also included a teaser, setting an unspecified 2016 premiere date.
Showtime’s Roadies follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes — the crew members who get the show on the road. Gugino plays the band’s production manager Shelli, a world-class multi-tasker, music fan, and partner to the band’s tour manager (Luke Wilson), with whom she clashes personally and professionally.
Also starring in the series are Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Peter Cambor, Machine Gun Kelly, and Game of Thrones Season 5 star Keisha Castle-Hughes. Oscar-winner Crowe both wrote and directed the pilot, with My So Called Life alum Winnie Holzman serving as eventual showrunner.
We’ll see what Roadies has to offer in 2016, but in the meantime, check out the first footage above.