Amazon Prime Video has acquired the exclusive UK TV rights to Cameron Crowe’s music series Roadies.
The show, which premiered in the US on 26th June with a pilot episode written and directed by Crowe, stars Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), musician Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Ron White (Horrible Bosses).
Wilson plays Bill, the tour manager of The Staton-House Band. Rather than follow the group, though, the show follows the day-to-day life of the people usually in the background: the roadies. The series promises an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music, and the improvised family they’ve formed along the way.
The six-episode series also features guest stars Jacqueline Byers (Ascension), Luis Guzman (Traffic), Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live), Branscombe Richmond (Renegade) and Tanc Sade (Gilmore Girls). The show is a celebration of the crew members who live in the pockets of the people they work with, trying to remember which city they’re in, and moving heaven and earth to give the fans an experience they’ll never forget. They are the ones who literally get the show on the road.
Roadies is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is exec produced by the Almost Famous director, along with Emmy and Tony nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked), J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Len Goldstein. Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer.
Amazon will premiere Episode 1 and 2 of the show in the UK on Monday 4th July, a double-bill that catches British audiences up with the American broadcast. Episodes will then be added weekly on Mondays, the day after their US debut, so viewers don’t miss a beat.
The deal was signed with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
“Cameron Crowe and Winnie Holzman are both amazing story tellers and having both of their voices behind ROADIES makes it one of the most anticipated series of the year,” says Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide Television Acquisition for Amazon. “Joining shows like The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Mr. Robot, Preacher and the upcoming Clarkson, Hammond and May show, The Grand Tour, Roadies is a great addition to our line-up and we’re sure that Prime customers are going to love it.”
The show joins a string of exclusive US shows arriving on Amazon Prime Video this month, including Outlander Season 2, Preacher and Mr. Robot. All of them are available to stream as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription. For more on what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video, click here.
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