Netflix has set a November 9, 2018 premiere date for the unscripted series, Westside, and has released the first full trailer. Netflix also just unveiled the official poster for season one of the music-driven series.
According to Netflix, viewers can expect each of the episodes to include original songs and music videos. All told, season one features 20+ songs including tracks from 25+ multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning songwriters and producers.
Westside‘s cast includes Sean Patrick Murray, Pia Toscano, James Byous, Arika Gluck, Austin Kolbe, Caitlyn Ary, Leo Gallo, Alexandra Krekorian, and Taz Zavala. Grammy-winning music producer Philip Lawrence, acting coach Susan Batson, and music director Keith Harrison assist the nine musicians during the show’s first season.
The series is directed by James Carroll, with Kevin Bartel, Richard McKerrow, Michael Flutie, Sun de Graaf and Lara Spotts executive producing. Westside is a Love Productions and Madwood Studios project.
The Westside Plot:
The series follows a group of ambitious and deeply talented young musicians spanning multiple genres, coming together to create an original performance series at a Los Angeles nightclub. Following the artists in their complicated lives as they pursue their dreams to make it in the music business, the format weaves gritty and cinematic docu-series scenes with artistic music videos featuring original songs that underscore the storylines of the series.
Cameras capture the nine musicians as they develop an ensemble performance for a potential live showcase at an L.A. nightclub, but also follow each of them in their daily routine of multiple jobs, dwindling bank accounts and long-distance love. Throughout the season, viewers watch as one cast member get married, while others end relationships, confront substance abuse and come to terms with complicated childhoods. Despite their varied backgrounds, all of the musicians have big dreams — and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make them come true.