Showtime has picked up “Roadies,” a one-hour comedy created by Cameron Crowe, to series.
The pilot, written and directed by Crowe, has been in the works for some time and will finally premiere in 2016. The show follows the crew that works to mount a rock band’s tour, their relationships and the headaches of life on the road.
It stars Luke Wilson as the band’s tour manager and Carla Gugino as the tour’s production manager (she replaced Christina Hendricks, who had initially been cast). Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker and Ron White also star.
Crowe will executive produce “Roadies” with Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”). J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is producing the show.
“I’ve long wanted to work with J.J. and Winnie, and coming together to tell these stories has been beyond a blast,” Crowe says in a statement. “Showtime has a great track record with music-based projects, and they’ve been wonderful partners.”