Denis Leary will star, write and produce a comedy series about a middle-aged rocker who tries to bring his band back together after two decades. The show “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” is set for a 2015 debut and will have ten episodes. The series will air on FX. Read further to learn more about this development.
After the conclusion of his drama series “Rescue Me” on FX last September 7, 2011, Leary will return to the network with the new comedy “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” that will also star John Corbett (“United States of Tara”), Bobby Kelly (“NYC 22”), Elizabeth Gillies (“Victorious”) and Elaine Hendrix (“90210”).
Described as a dark musical comedy, the show will tackle the story of a has-been rocker named Johnny Rock (Leary) who is taking another shot at stardom, after throwing this away during his younger years due to drug addiction, alcohol and a series of failed relationships. His band, The Heathens, almost made it big in the 1990s with sellout shows and critical praises. But on the day their first album was released, the band members unexpectedly parted ways. Two decades later, broke and with nothing to show for, Rock attempts to reunite the band.
Leary has written the pilot to “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” with Michael Blieden directing it. The show is scheduled for filming on location in New York. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the series will feature original music, as well as noteworthy guest appearances by actual rockstars.
“It’s great to be back in business with Denis Leary, Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, and we’re thrilled to start on a new project that is both unique and hilarious,” said Eric Schrier, the president of FX, in the report by THR. He also said that playing Johnny Rock is tailor-made for Leary
Leary, meanwhile, expressed elation to be working with FX once again, citing that the cable network has a “great platform for comedy.”
And that’s the news on Denis Leary and “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” an upcoming show that will begin airing on FX in 2015. Check back to Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on this.
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