Cameron Crowe’s silver-screen output hasn’t been especially celebrated of late, with “We Bought a Zoo” becoming a Twitter punchline by virtue of its title alone and “Aloha” providing another example of white actors being cast in Asian roles. That’s a far cry from the halcyon days of “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous,” which may be what prompted the writer/director to do what so many other auteurs have done in recent years: try his hand at TV. “Roadies,” a new drama about the behind-the-scenes workers who keep a musical tour going, premieres on Showtime this summer
Crowe, producer J.J. Abrams and several cast members (namely Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots) discuss the series in a new clip as scenes from the show play out. “I think some of the greatest stories are not about the families that we are born into,” says Abrams, “but the families that we make. The glue is not blood [on ‘Roadies’], it’s music.”
Crowe, who executive-produced “Roadies” along with Abrams, Winnie Holzman and Bryan Burk, also wrote and directed its pilot. The ten-episode first season begins on June 26.