With the release of the highly anticipated television adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel Daisy Jones & the Six quickly approaching, it’s time to get to know the members of one of the most iconic bands that never existed.
Set in the late 1960s to ’70s, the Prime Video series dives into what causes the Fleetwood Mac-inspired group to vanish into thin air, at the peak of their success. The show is filmed documentary-style as it details the rise and sudden fall of the fictional rock band. Secrets, lies and envy are only a few factors that play into the band’s demise after the release of their first (and only) studio album “Aurora.”
The star-studded cast, made up of Sam Claflin, Riley Keough, Suki Waterhouse and others, is sure to light up screens once the first three episodes are released Friday, March 3. The music will likely draw in even more fans, courtesy of the cast-recorded album, “Aurora,” which is available now on streaming music platforms and will be released on vinyl on premiere day. The remaining seven episodes will be spread out over the course of the following three weeks.
Which character are you most excited to see portrayed on the screen? Check out the attached list for a brief bio of each character, then head to the comments to leave your thoughts.
The granddaughter of the “King of Rock,” Elvis Presley, playing the lead role of free-spirited Daisy Jones couldn’t be more perfect. Daisy, as portrayed by Riley Keough (The Terminal List), comes from a troubled past with parents who didn’t want her and many failed relationships — that is, until she joins The Six and finds the family and connections she’s been so desperately seeking.
Sam Claflin (Peaky Blinders) plays fellow lead singer of the ’70s band alongside Keough’s Daisy. Billy, his brother Graham (Will Harrison) and a few of their high school buddies start a version of the band in the ’60s under the name of The Dunne Brothers. They are successful, but when they meet Daisy Jones, they are skyrocketed to a level of stardom one could only dream of.
Camila Morrone (Death Wish) plays the longtime girlfriend-turned-wife of Claflin’s Billy. Her relationship with Billy is tumultuous, to say the least, but she’s set on being more than just the spouse of Billy Dunne. She’s also a photographer and devoted mother to their daughter Julia.
Suki Waterhouse (Love, Rosie) plays the band’s keyboardist and the solo female member until Daisy joins. After bouncing from band to band, Karen meets the Dunne Brothers and decides to join them on their pursuit of notoriety. Karen exudes coolness without trying, and she’s British, so what’s not to love?
Newcomer Will Harrison plays the lead guitarist of the band and Billy’s younger brother. Graham is your typical doe-eyed, boy-next-door type, with a big heart and a desire to do and be good. He’s not perfect by any means, but he’s often the voice of reason in the band, and for that you’ve got to love him.
Sebastian Chacon (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels) plays the band’s laidback drummer, who only cares about the music and none of the drama. He wants to play his drums, smoke his weed and just vibe.
Nabiyah Be (Black Panther) plays Daisy’s best friend and a popular disco singer. Simone’s role in the series in larger than in the book, and we get to know her better because of it. It is apparent that she is the only person who has Daisy’s best interest in mind always. She’s the kind of friend who flies across the world if she thinks you’re in a sticky situation. (We all need a Simone in our lives!)
Josh Whitehouse (Poldark) plays the band’s bassist, whose forbidden crush and jealousy almost costs him everything. He’s arrogant, bad-tempered and wants to be more than just an extra in the “Daisy and Billy” show, which he makes known. (It’s understandable, but he just goes about it the wrong way.)
Tom Wright (Medical Police) plays the famed producer behind Daisy Jones & The Six. After discovering their separate talents, it’s Price who ultimately connects Daisy with The Six, creating an unimaginable team. Although they butt heads sometimes, Price becomes a mentor to both Daisy and Billy.
Timothy Olyphant (Justified) plays Rod Reyes, the easygoing tour manager of The Six. He helps the band when they are just starting out, and they never forget his generosity. When they become Daisy Jones & The Six, the band calls up Rod to become their tour manager, an opportunity of a lifetime for him.