Behind every successful band, there is a group of unsung heroes. They are the keepers of the flame, the backstage warriors who make it all happen. They decorate the stage, tune the instruments, police the guest list, sort out the dramas, protect the vibe, provide the sound, keep the secrets, and then stand silently just outside the bright lights. They are Roadies. Loyal and anonymous...til now.
From Cameron Crowe—who won an Academy Award® for brilliantly chronicling the highs and lows of rock and roll life in the film Almost Famous—along with Emmy® and Tony® nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked) and Emmy® winner J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Star Trek films), Roadies is a new comedy series that 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. This is 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.
Starring 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) and musician Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly), this is a celebration of the crew members who live in the pockets of the people they work with, trying to remember which city they're in, and moving heaven and earth to give the fans an experience they'll never forget. They are the ones who literally get the show on the road.
They are the Roadies, and this is their world. Turn it up!