The series follows the lives of a rock and roll road crew and the bizarre family unit they have formed while working for a touring arena rock band.
Crowe will write and direct in addition to serving as executive producer. Winnie Holzman will serve as showrunner. Abrams and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk will also executive produce. Kelly Curtis, the former manager of Pearl Jam, is producing and serving as the music supervisor.
The show is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. It has been given a 10 episode order.
“Roadies” is set to premiere in 2016.