Get ready for Roadies: Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams’ music-themed pilot has been picked up to series with 10 episodes by Showtime.
“YES! Roadies has been picked up by Showtime,” Crowe posted to his website, The Uncool, on Wednesday. “Stay tuned for 10 stories about life, music, love and all points in between.”
Written and directed by Crowe, who will also executive produce alongside Abrams, Bryan Burk and showrunner Winnie Holzman, Roadies will be “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,” according to the network’s description.
Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino will star as the band’s tour manager and production manager, a pair whose “unique personal and professional relationship is forever crashing and colliding as they guide the daily events of the band and crew of roadies.” Gugino joined the cast this summer, after the exit of Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks.
“Showtime has a great track record with music-based projects, and they’ve been wonderful partners,” says Crowe, who explored similar themes in his beloved semiautobiographical 2000 film Almost Famous. “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.”
Watch the teaser for Roadies above.