Showtime has confirmed that Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) will star in a new SHOWTIME pilot called ‘ROADIES,’which follows the, “day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes – the crew members.”
In the new series, Christina Hendricks will play “Shelli,” the band’s production manager. Also appearing in the show is Luke Wilson, as Bill, her work partner. Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Academy Award nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) were previously announced as stars of the ensemble cast. The one-hour comedy pilot will shoot in Vancouver in early 2015.
ROADIES is, “an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way,” according to the network. Oscar winner Cameron Crowe wrote and will direct and executive produce the pilot (for a potential series). Emmy and Tony nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked, Huge), will executive produce and serve as showrunner, along with executive producers Emmy winners J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest) and Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest). Kathy Lingg (Person of Interest, Fringe) is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.