Amazon Prime Video has been confirmed as the exclusive UK home of Cameron Crowe, Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams’ music-inspired comedy series Roadies.
The series follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour, but with a simple twist: the band is in the background, and the roadies take the spotlight.
Amazon describes the show as “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.”
Cast members include Luke Wilson (Old School, The Royal Tenenbaums), Carla Gugino (San Andreas), Imogen Poots (28 Days Later), Rafe Spall (Prometheus), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), musician Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Ron White (Horrible Bosses).
Viewers can also look forward to guest appearances by Jacqueline Byers (Ascension), Luis Guzman (Traffic), Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live), Branscombe Richmond (Renegade) and Tanc Sade (Gilmore Girls).
“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.” said 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.”
Members will be able to stream episodes 1 & 2 of the music-inspired comedy series on Monday 4th July, with subsequent episodes launching weekly, only a day after they premiere in the US, starting on Monday 11th July.