American cable channel Showtime have released the first trailer for Cameron Crowe’s TV series Roadies, a comedic take on the life and back-stage antics of the roadies committed to the fictional Staton-House Band.
Showtime’s synopsis of the show reads: “Roadies gives 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 music-infused ensemble comedy 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 a successful arena-level band.”
Crowe is known for his enthusiasm within the rock world, with his first job acting as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine, aged 16. He still writes for the magazine on occasion, but his work now serves as a director for a number of well-known music based films, including the semi-biographical Almost Famous and the grunge induced Singles.
He is also close friends with the grunge/alternative rock band Pearl Jam, of whom he produced and directed a documentary of in 2011 (Pearl Jam Twenty). Pearl Jam’s lead singer, Eddie Vedder, is contributing music to the series.
Roadies is directed by Crowe, with J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holtzman serving as excutive producers. The series stars Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker and Ron White.
Roadies is set to run for ten episodes, with the first airing on 26th June 2016. Watch the trailer below.