Showtime has given a pilot production order to a new hour-long comedy written and directed by executive producer Cameron Crowe.
The series, called Roadies, draws from Crowe’s experiences as a Rolling Stone contributor, in which he spent time on the road with bands such as the Allman Brothers. Crowe previously explored these themes in his semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous.
Roadies will focus on the behind-the-scenes crew members of a rock ‘n roll tour.
Winnie Holzman will serve as executive producer and showrunner for the series, with J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk also serving as executive producers.
Crowe explained that he and Abrams have been discussing the idea for the pilot for a long time.
“I love that we’re finally doing Roadies. J.J. and I have been talking about it for some time. We’re fans of crews, those workers up on the rigging towers, or walking feverishly with eight phones on their belt,” said Crowe in a statement.
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