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Showtime’s “Roadies” marks Cameron Crowe’s first television series, and the auteur is going back to his roots for the project, which follows the backstage lives of the road crew behind a popular rock band. The music-infused ensemble comedy 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 a successful arena-level band.
The hourlong series stars Luke Wilson as Bill, the band’s tour manager, and Carla Gugino as Shelli, the production manager, as they attempt to keep things running smoothly while keeping their demanding musicians happy.
“What I’m always looking for in a project is a great character, a vision behind it and a world that I’d be really interested in watching. And this show has all those elements,” Gugino explains »
- Laura Prudom
Showtime has released the first teaser trailer for Cameron Crowe's upcoming Showtime music drama series "Roadies" starring Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots. Winnie Holzman, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Len Goldstein will executive produce.
The ten-episode series spotlights life on tour for the titular crew of an arena-rock band who lives for music and the family they've formed away from home. Wilson is the band tour manager, Gugino the production manager with Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker and Ron White also starring. The series will premiere June 26th.
- Garth Franklin
Set to Bronze Radio Return’s “Light Me Up,” the trailer — released on Friday — spotlights life on tour for the titular crew of an arena-rock band who lives for music and the family they’ve formed away from home. “This tour is like a Fellini film crossed with a ‘Monkees’ episode,” one roadie says.
Wilson plays the band tour manager who has a “unique” relationship with Gugino’s production manager.
The 10-episode, hourlong show is written and executive produced by Winnie Holzman, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Len Goldstein. Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer. Crowe, who helmed 2000’s “Almost Famous,” created, wrote, executive produced and directed “Roadies,” which marks his first television series.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Showtime has released the official trailer for its highly-anticipated, new music series Roadies, the first television series written, created, directed and executive produced by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe. The one-hour ensemble comedy will premiere on Sunday, June 26th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on air, on demand and over the internet. Starring Luke Wilson (Old School, Enlightened) and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Carla Gugino (San Andreas), Roadies gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a 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 pays homage to 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. This first look at Roadies features the song "Hard Sun »
The ensembler led by Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino revolves around the backstage lives of the road crew for an arena-rock band. Production on the first season’s 10-episode order is set to begin in Los Angeles next month.
The premiere of “Roadies” is expected to coincide with the fourth season of “Ray Donovan.” Showtime has yet to set the return date for “Donovan” but it is likely to use the Liev Schreiber starrer as a launching pad for “Roadies.”
The trailer released Friday was timed to coincide with Monday’s Grammy Awards telecast. »
- Variety Staff
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