Alright guys brace yourself for this one: according to Nikki Finke, Cameron Crowe is working on a television pilot for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot company, that, should it be picked up for series, would air on Showtime. That's like all of your favorite things in one place!
The new show, is described by Nikki Finke as "an ensemble comedy set during a U.S. rock tour" and currently called "Roadies." Crowe, who has yet to dip his toes in the increasingly lucrative and creatively freeing world of television, would create the show and direct the pilot before the end of 2014 (he'd then transition to an executive producer role, with Winnie Holzman serving as showrunner). This Christmas sees the release of Crowe's newest feature, something that at one point was entitled "Deep Tiki," and is a kind of spy movie/romantic comedy that sounds really, really cool. It stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray and Danny McBride and is out on Christmas Day.
Crowe certainly has experience with rock bands, as his experiences as a pint-sized reporter for Rolling Stone led to the autobiographical, deeply brilliant "Almost Famous," and music has played a typically important role in all of his movies since then. (He even directed an excellent Pearl Jam documentary a couple of years ago.) In what universe does this not get a full season pick up?
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