Showtime is turning it up to 11 in 2016, handing a formal series order to Roadies, an ensemble comedy created by Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe.
Per the official logline, Roadies is “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 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 music-infused project stars Luke Wilson (Enlightened) as the band’s tour manager and Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines) as their production manager. The cast also includes Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Machine Gun Kelly and Ron White.
In addition to Crowe (who will also write and direct), Roadies counts J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Winnie Holzman and Kathy Lingg among its executive producers.
Crowe tweeted news of the 10-episode pick-up on Wednesday, along with a teaser trailer:
Roadies will debut in 2016. Will you go along for the ride?