Cameron Crowe’s Showtime ‘Roadies’ Canceled After One Season
It’s Aloha all over again for Cameron Crowe, literally and figuratively, as the poorly-received Roadies will say goodbye. Showtime has officially opted not to order an encore set for the Imogen Poots music drama, stopping the show at only one season.
Showtime officially confirmed its decision late Friday, despite some initial uncertainty with comments on the show’s fate at TCA press tour a few weeks ago. Crowe himself seemed to take the news in good spirits, while simultaneously teeing up a new project:
Thanks to Showtime and J.J. Abrams for the opportunity to make the one and only season of “Roadies.” My mind is still spinning from the giddy highs of working with this epic cast and crew. Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete ten-hour tale of music and love. Like a song that slips under your skin, or a lyric that keeps speaking to you, we hope the spell of “Roadies” lingers. It was life-changing experience for all of us.
So much appreciation goes out to the sensational actors and crew who lived and breathed these stories and characters with their whole hearts. We became a family, our own music-loving troupe. Thanks also to the musicians who lived so comfortably in the world of acting. And thanks to all at Bad Robot, and Winnie Holzman, great collaborators all. Big thanks to our fans for watching and cheering us on. We’ll see you soon with a new project… and many of the same actors, I’m sure. Here’s a little glimpse of the last night of filming. This is what every day felt like.
Showtime’s Roadies followed 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. Carla Gugino played the band’s production manager Shelli, partner to the band’s tour manager (Luke Wilson). Also starring in the series were Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Peter Cambor, Ron White, Machine Gun Kelly, and Game of Thrones star Keisha Castle-Hughes.
Oscar-winner Crowe both wrote and directed the pilot, with My So Called Life alum Winnie Holzman serving as showrunner.
Roadies took its sweet time setting up in the first place, but was dramatizing the behind-the-scenes world of music tours worth another go?