Filmmaker Cameron Crowe is teaming up with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company for a new Showtime comedy TV series entitled Roadies. If the project gets ordered to series, it will mark Cameron Crowe's first foray into television since serving as a creative consultant on the Fast Times TV series, based on his hit 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Roadies is described as an ensemble comedy series set during a U.S. rock tour, with Cameron Crowe directing the pilot episode, which he hopes to shoot by the end of this year. Bad Robot is reportedly "on the verge" of announcing the pilot, which was created by Cameron Crowe. If the series gets picked up by Showtime, Winnie Holzman will serve as the showrunner.
Cameron Crowe is well-versed in the music world, working as a rock journalist for Rolling Stone before becoming a filmmaker. His experiences at the magazine were turned into the semi-autobiographical drama Almost Famous. His next movie, currently known as the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project, stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams, arriving in theaters on Christmas Day.
Winnie Holzman is best known for creating My So-Called Life, but she also wrote for hit shows such as The Wonder Years, thirtysomething, Once and Again and Huge.