Showtime to Air Kings of Leon Documentary

Kings of LeonShowtime just announced they’ve picked up the documentary Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon chronicling the lives of Kings of Leon band members Caleb, Nathan, Jared and Matthew Followill. The network will debut the documentary on Sunday, August 21.

The official synopsis: “When three teenaged brothers and their cousin rebelled against their strict, religious Southern upbringing to form a rock band named Kings of Leon, their humble back story garnered almost as much attention as their music. Many questioned if they were really related and if rumors of their father being a Pentecostal preacher were true. Since then, the band has achieved worldwide, Grammy® Award-winning success and now, the mystery and myths behind these budding rock legends will be laid to rest in the documentary Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon.”

“The documentary kicks off at the annual Followill family reunion in the back woods of Talihina, Oklahoma, where the boys return to their roots and unwind with their family. First-time director and Followill friend Stephen C. Mitchell weaves personal home videos, unedited interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s journey from their small-town beginnings — spent in poverty and touring the Bible Belt with their father, a Pentecostal evangelist minister, and their devout mother — to living the rock star dream.”

The band first got together in the late ’90s and, on an interesting side note, each member uses their middle name rather than their first name. The band’s best known for the singles “Sex on Fire,” “Use Somebody,” and “Notion.”

Source: Showtime – July 6, 2011