The roadies on “Roadies” just got some more gear to haul.
Spade will play Harris DeSoto, star of the fictional drama “Dead Sex,” a must-see favorite of the roadies. Arquette joins as a smug and intimidating iconic rock photographer who battles with Shelli (Carla Gugino) over her unusual concepts. Maron will play himself this Sunday, when he finds that comedy and rock aren’t always in perfect harmony.
Mellencamp (pictured above) will also guest as himself, giving some much-needed wisdom to Wes (Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly) and Winston (Ethan Michael Mora). Watch Mellencamp’s turn in Episode 6 above.
“Roadies” 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. The series 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.
The series also stars Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor and Ron White. Finesse Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Branscombe Richmond and Tanc Sade are recurring guests.
Winnie Holzman is writer and executive producer, along with J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Len Goldstein. Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer. “Roadies” is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The “Roadies” season finale airs Sunday, Aug. 28, on Showtime.