Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams Comedy ‘Roadies’ Gets Picked Up by Showtime


Nearly two years in the works since it was originally ordered in June 2014, Showtime has announced it will finally premiere a ten-episode season of Roadies, an hour-long comedy produced by Cameron Crowe, J.J. Abrams, and Winnie Holzman.

Seemingly a continuation of Crowe’s 2000 Almost Famous, the series will follow the day-to-day lives of a successful, arena-touring rock band, with a focus on the road-crew that helps the band behind the scenes. Luke Wilson costars with Wayward Pines’ Carla Gugino, a role that was originally played by Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks; their characters share a unique relationship due to their respective roles as tour manager and production manager.

The ensemble cast also includes Colson Baker, Peter Cambor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, and Ron White.

In an official statement, Crowe said:

“Showtime has a great track record with music-based projects, and they’ve been wonderful partners. 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 below:

Roadies will premiere on Showtime in 2016.

(h/t Variety)