Showtime’s confirmed the cast of the upcoming one-hour comedy pilot Roadies from filmmaker Cameron Crowe. Luke Wilson and Imogen Poots have snagged starring roles, with Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rafe Spall, and Peter Cambor also cast in the comedy.
Crowe will executive produce the series along with Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life), J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. Crowe also wrote the pilot and is attached as director. Holzman’s handling showrunner duties.
Here’s the details on the series as well as who the just-announced actors will be playing, courtesy of Showtime:
Roadies follows a hot-ticket tour, but with a simple twist: the band is in the background and the roadies take the spotlight. It’s an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.
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.