Cameron Crowe's Roadies Gets Showtime Premiere Date, First Trailer

Showtime is amping up anticipation for its forthcoming comedy Roadies.

The network on Friday announced that the music-infused project from Oscar-winning writer Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) will premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 10 pm. J.J. Abrams serves as an executive producer.

Per the official logline, Luke Wilson (Enlightened) and Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines) lead an ensemble effort about 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 cast also includes Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Machine Gun Kelly and Ron White, with guest appearances by Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond and Tanc Sade.

Watch the trailer above (featuring the song “Hard Sun” by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder), then feast your eyes on the first cast photo below (click to enlarge):

Does Roadies sound like your jam? Sound off in the comments.

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  1. ??? 6/26 would be Penny Dreadful’s finale if it starts on 5/1, as previously reported, and runs for 9 seasons. Will the premiere of Roadies bump up PD’s premiere date then?

    • johnhelvete says:

      June 26 would be episode 9 of Penny Dreadful, Showtime could be moving up the finale to 9pm.

    • trumpisasociopath says:

      Probably not. Showtime’s prez stated earlier this year that they’re moving away from how they’ve rolled out shows in the past, which was basically four separate seasons per year with the shows in each season starting and ending on the same date. Now things are more staggered. Dice and House of Lies start 4/10, Penny Dreadful starts 5/1, Roadies starts 6/26, probably the same night that PD finishes its season. Guessing that Ray Donovan — probably my favorite show currently on TV — will start a couple weeks later on 7/10.

      Anyhow, really been looking forward to Roadies for some time now! Hope it lives up to the expectations!

  2. Joey Padron says:

    The trailer for the show looks pretty good. Could be a good show.

  3. Dr. M says:

    A comedy being advertised as a drama? I guess it turned out to not be funny when they were done.

    • maggie says:

      Cameron Crowe hasn’t been clever or funny for a long time. Most likely you are correct; it was supposed to be a comedy but turned out unfunny.