Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Showtime Gives Series Order to Comedy 'Roadies' Created by Cameron Crowe

Showtime has given a series order to hourlong comedy Roadies created by Cameron Crowe. Winnie Holzman will serve as showrunner on the first season, which is slated for a 2016 debut. J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burke also executive produce, with Kelly Curtis onboard as music supervisor.

Roadies is an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of committed group of "roadies" who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way. The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music's unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band.

The cast includes Carla Gugino, Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Rafe Spall, Colson Baker, Luis Guzman, Finesse Mitchell, Ron White, Jacqueline Byers and Branscombe Richmond.

Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions produce.

"I've long wanted to work with J.J. and Winnie, and coming together to tell these stories has been beyond a blast," said Crowe. "The actors are all so passionate about music too, and the whole show has the feeling of stories and music shared between friends. We can't wait to bring it all to life in 2016."