We've Got Hollywood Covered

Cameron Crowe’s ‘Roadies’ TV Series Adds Ely Henry (Exclusive)

Showtime show from producer J.J. Abrams to premiere June 26

Comedian, actor and writer Ely Henry has joined Cameron Crowe‘s upcoming Showtime series “Roadies,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Henry will play Mike Finger, a mega-fan of the Staton-House Band and the obsessive curator of the Staton-House Band’s fan website, The Blue and The Black. His past credits include an appearance in “Mean Girls,” the ABC comedy “Suburgatory,” and CBS’ “Angel From Hell.”

Henry is  represented by Innovative Artists and David Dean Management.

“Roadies” 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.

The pilot was shot last year with Christina Hendricks in the lead role of the band’s production manager, but she was recast with Carla Gugino. Luke Wilson will play the tour manager.

The series will also star Imogen PootsRafe SpallKeisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, Ron White and Tanc Sade.

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” will premiere on June 26.