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Now, there you go again, saying you want your own TV show. Well, who is Amazon to bring you down? Daisy Jones and the SixAnd An upcoming Prime Video series, it will follow a fictional, dramatic 1970s rock band inspired in part by Fleetwood Mac. The show is based on the book of the same name, written by The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Author Taylor Jenkins Reid. The novel was released in 2017 and was selected based on a copy that couple and executive producers Scott Neustadter and Lauren Levy Neustadter read prior to its release. Then production was halted due to the pandemic, which explains the wait, per Vanity Fair. The series is also produced by Reese Witherspoon through her studio Hello Sunshine, with Scott Neustadter co-creating the show alongside Michael H. Weber as well as co-presenting the show alongside Will Graham.
The first teaser promises that “Their music made them famous. Their breakup made them legends.” Based on a good first look at the show, it adapts the book’s oral history format into a version of a music documentary. “Listen, I know I said I’d tell you everything,” says the proud Daisy. “But how much of everything do you really want to know?” Below, all the information that I Do I want to know.
The book that the series faithfully adapts follows the titular Daisy as she navigates the 1970s rock scene. She joined the fictional band The Six, headed by Billy Dunn. The two, along with the rest of their bandmates and Billy’s girlfriend, Camilla, navigate personal conflicts, musical conflicts, and substance abuse.
The story seems to follow the same plot, more or less, as the original book. The creators said their goal was to “figure out how to make the experience of watching it similar to what we were reading when we read it”. Vanity Fair. Mostly this meant keeping the same structure of the book while condensing the framing device, which centers around the band members looking at their youth from the future, up to 20 years.
Riley Keough, a descendant of Elvis Presley, will play Daisy Jones. Billy Dunn is played by Sam Claflin of Finnick Odair fame. Keough and Claflin said Vanity Fair That they spent a long time learning the music themselves in order to play these rockers. Keough learned to belt, while Claflin learned how to play rhythm guitar and that “Come Together” was not written by Michael Jackson. Other cast members include Sookie Waterhouse as Karen, Sebastian Chacon as Warren, Josh Whitehouse as Eddie, and Will Harrison as Graham. Camila Morrone will play the fictional Camilla, Timothy Olyphant will play Rod Reyes, Tom Wright will play Teddy Price, and Nabih B will play Simon Jackson.
It sure looks like that, huh! But no, this isn’t the lively Fleetwood Mac series you’ve been craving. It’s definitely inspired by that iconic band (and their famous album Rumors), as well as the general rock scene of the era, but Daisy Jones and the Six are something of their own. If you want to see Fleetwood Mac speak their entire stance, stick to their files behind the music episode.
Blake Mills and Tony Berg wrote much of the original music for the fictional band, which includes songs mentioned in the book such as “Regret Me” and “Aurora”. “It looks kind of new, and it doesn’t sound like a theatrical act,” Neustadter said. Vanity Fair. These songs will also include lyrics written in the book. The soundtrack will be released on Atlantic Records. If you’re in the mood for a sampling, hear the first real single from the band Real Fake, their iconic song “Regret Me.”
If you’re ready to go out with Six out, you’ll have to join the class. The series premieres on Prime Video on March 3, with new episodes released weekly every Friday. Sex, drugs and streaming services.
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