“Roadies,” the upcoming Showtime comedy series set for 2015, has finally snagged its male and female lead stars. Luke Wilson (“Enlighted”) and Imogen Poots (“The Look of Love”) will headline the show created by Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”). Read on to learn more about the details.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rock comedy series will feature Wilson and Poots in leading roles alongside a supporting cast that includes Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider”), Rafe Spall (“Prometheus”) and Peter Cambor (“NCIS: Los Angeles”). The show will follow a music crew working for a rock n’ roll band on a tour and will chart how they literally and figuratively get the show on the road.
Wilson is cast as Bill, the tour manager. He is described as the “best friend a band could have on the road." Bill is also five years sober and quite sleep deprived.
Poots, on the other hand, will play Kelly Ann. She is one of the best electrical tech there is. The character is described as someone with a great heart and a great ambition. She would like to make her mark, despite her very poor people skills.
Castle-Hughes is Donna Mancini, the sound mixer for the band, whose “Song of the Day” makes the road trips a little less stressful.
Spall will tackle the role of Reg Whitehead, the band’s British financial adviser. He knows nothing about music, but he is a stickler when it comes to budget and money.
Cambor is the guitar tech, Milo, who’s big on music but not quite big on bathing. His character is described as possessing a "skuzzy charm" though.
“Roadies” was first announced as in development back in June, with Crowe co-writing the pilot with Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”). Crowe will also be directing the episodes and will remain as executive producer for the series, along with J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek”). This will be Crowe’s first TV project as he’s better known for his work in the movies.
The Vancity Buzz reports that the show start filming in Vancouver in January.
And that’s the latest on “Roadies,” an upcoming comedy that centers on the crew of a music group, which should launch on Showtime by 2015. Movie News Guide (MNG) will be ready to give you more updates about this show as soon as they come, so keep checking back.
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