Showtime has peeled the stage curtain back on Cameron Crowe‘s concert tour series “Roadies,” dropping its first trailer and a debut date on Friday.
The one-minute, 25-second first look gives viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to put on a band night after night. The video, above, also features Imogen Poots skateboarding, Ron White firing a gun, and guest star Luis Guzman doling out life advice.
The 10-episode series itself gives 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.
“Roadies” chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and pays homage to 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.
Written, created, directed and executive produced by Crowe, “Roadies” also stars Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, and Colson Baker — a.k.a. rapper Machine Gun Kelly.
Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond and Tanc Sade also guest star on the drama, which is not to be confused with HBO’s own new music industry-based series, “Vinyl.”
“Roadies” is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Kelly Curtis, Pearl Jam’s manager and a regular collaborator with Crowe, serves as producer and music supervisor.
Showtime’s newest series premieres on Sunday, June 26 at 10 p.m. Production begins in March on the series, which already has a pilot episode in the can.
Watch the trailer above. If you dig the backing track, that’s “Hard Sun” by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.