Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are executive producers on the Showtime pilot
Showtime had no comment.
“Roadies” will follow the day-to-day life of the unsung crew members of a successful rock and roll tour. The pilot will be an hour, the potential series would be a half-hour.
Details of Poots and Wilson’s roles are being kept under wraps.
Hailing from Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV, “Roadies” is also being produced by Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions.
Crowe (“Almost Famous”) will executive produce the pilot with showrunner Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”), J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost”). Kathy Lingg (“Revolution”) is co-executive producer.
Crowe previously said that he and Abrams are “fans of crews, those workers up on the rigging towers, or walking feverishly with eight phones on their belt. Those quietly devoted people live huge lives, they’re often the real keepers of the flame.”
Poots recently starred in “Need for Speed,” “That Awkward Moment” and Peter Bogdanovich‘s “She’s Funny That Way.” She’ll soon be seen in Terrence Malick‘s “Knight of Cups,” the neo-Nazi thriller “Green Room” and Andy Goddard‘s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith‘s novel “The Blunderer.” She’s represented by CAA, Independent Talent Group and attorney Paul Cazers.
Wilson recently starred in the acclaimed indie “The Skeleton Twins” and will soon be seen in Helen Hunt‘s “Ride” and the star-studded comedy “Playing It Cool.” He also wrapped Reed Morano‘s “Meadowland” and is playing Roger Goodell in Will Smith‘s NFL concussion drama. He’s repped by CAA and attorney Robert S. Wallerstein.