The curtain is coming down on Roadies. Showtime has cancelled the hour-long music themed comedy series, from J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production banner, after a single ten episode season, TVWise has confirmed.
Despite its heady auspices and strong support from Showtime CEO David Nevins, Roadies failed to strike a chord with both Showtime’s subscriber base and critics. Roadies aired in the UK on Amazon Prime Video; making it one of the very few Showtime series not covered by Sky’s output deal with the premium cabler.
Roadies is described as an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band.
The comedy hails from Cameron Crowe, Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot Productions and stars Luke Wilson (Enlightened), Carla Gugino (The Brink), Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Beyond the Lights) and Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour). Bryan Burke, Cameron Crowe, Winnie Holzman And J.J. Abrams serve as the executive producers.