Cameron Crowe to Create Showtime Series ROADIES

     June 13, 2014

cameron-crowe-tv-show-roadies

It appears that filmmaker Cameron Crowe is ready to take the plunge into television.  The Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous director is apparently developing an ensemble comedy series for Showtime called Roadies, which will be set during a U.S. rock tour.  J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is poised to produce the potential series.  Further details are unknown at this time, but Crowe intends to direct the pilot sometime this year, marking his first foray into the TV world.  The logline sounds a bit like “Almost Famous: The Series”, which is kind of great.  Before moving into the film world, Crowe worked as a music journalist for Rolling Stone throughout the 1970s.  That served as his inspiration for Almost Famous, and one imagines he still has plenty of personal stories to mine for a cable TV show.

Hit the jump for more, including who will act as showrunner on Roadies.

cameron-crowe-roadiesThe news of Crowe’s potential Showtime series was first reported by NikkiFinke.com, who also notes that Winnie Holzman will be the showrunner of Roadies should Showtime order it to series.  Holzman created the short-lived but beloved TV series My So-Called Life in the mid-90s, and also acted as a writer on thirtysomething and Once and Again, so Crowe has a partner well-versed in the world of television.

Crowe most recently directed an untitled romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, which is slated for release this Christmas.  He took a bit of a break following the 2005 feature Elizabethtown, and while his 2011 return We Bought a Zoo was a bit of a minor entry in his oeuvre, the pic was refreshingly earnest.  I’m certainly curious to see how this new untitled feature shapes up, but the prospect of seeing Crowe turn his rock stories into a pay cable TV series is incredibly exciting.  Hopefully we hear more soon.

Around The Web

Television

TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2 Recap: “Maybe Tomorrow”

"What kind of way is that to greet the world?"

Animation Roundup: MINIONS Opens Big in UK, SAMURAI JACK Returns in Fan Film

Plus news on the live-action 'Attack on Titan' movie's debut in North America and the first trailer for episodic game series, 'Minecraft: Story Mode.'

Zachary Levi Talks HEROES REBORN, the TANGLED TV Series, The Nerd Machine, Comic-Con & More

Levi talks about his dark and tortured 'Heroes Reborn' character, the set up for Disney's upcoming 'Tangled' series, developing Nerd HQ, and a lot more.

Comic-Con 2015: 10 Must-See Panels

From 'The Hateful Eight' to 'Hannibal', there's plenty of panels we can't wait to see.

HANNIBAL Season 3 Recap: “Contorno”

"Bowels in, or out?"

ASH VS EVIL DEAD Images Dare to Open the Necronomicon

Go ahead. Read it out loud. Let's see what happens!

DAREDEVIL Season 2: Jon Bernthal Preps for Punisher Role

The Punisher is expected to antagonize Daredevil when the second season returns on Netflix in 2016.

Weekly TV Ratings: ZOO Premieres Soft, Women’s World Cup Dominates

Good job, America!

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Recap: “A Tittin’ and a Hairin” & “We Can Be Heroes”

“You can’t spend your whole life holding the door open for people and then being angry when they don’t thank you.”

Watch the Season 3 Premieres of RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX Early

Check out both full premiere episodes -- minus some of the bad language and nudity. Both series return Sunday, July 12th on Showtime.

Page 1 of 70912345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>