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.