We already reported that Luke Wilson and Imogen Poots would headline the Showtime pilot “Roadies,” and they have now been joined by Academy Award-nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) and actors Rafe Spall (Life of Pi) and Peter Cambor (“NCIS: Los Angeles”).
Here’s the official synopsis: Luke Wilson will play road-weary, sleep-deprived tour manager “Bill,” who is five years sober, and the best friend a band could have on the road. Imogen Poots is “Kelly Ann,” a first-rate electrical tech with a great heart, questionable people skills, and a desire to make her mark on the world. Keisha Castle-Hughes will portray the band’s outspoken and passionate sound mixer “Donna Mancini,” who every day leads her road family in their favorite ritual, “The Song of the Day.” Rafe Spall will play Reg Whitehead, a wildly successful British financial advisor sent by management to oversee the crew’s budget, though he knows less than zero about the music business. Peter Cambor is “Milo,” an offbeat American anglophile guitar tech, not big on personal hygiene, who revels in his road-worthy, slightly skuzzy charm.
“Roadies,” which follows a hot-ticket rock tour with the crew front-and-center instead of the band, will have its pilot written and directed by Oscar-winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), who also executive produces with showrunner Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”) along with J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
(Photo Credit: WENN)