Amazon Orders Musical Comedy Pilot ‘A History of Radness’ (Exclusive)

Henry Rollins to guest star on half-hour sitcom featuring original music by Hutch Harris of The Thermals and original score by Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha

Amazon has ordered a pilot for “A History of Radness,” a music-driven half-hour sitcom written and executive produced by “Hannah Montana’s” Andrew Green, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The story follows siblings Jack and Tessie from their less-than-cool middle school beginnings at Pleasant Meadows Middle School to the start of their music careers as they put together a band of like-minded musicians, considered outsiders by fellow classmates.

Musician Henry Rollins will guest star as Coach Carlucci and Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino will lend narration.

The pilot will feature original music written by Hutch Harris of the post-pop-punk trio The Thermals with an original score by James Iha, formerly of The Smashing Pumpkins.

Skot Bright will also serve as an executive producer alongside Green.