Cast: Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker, Finesse Mitchell and Ron White
Release Date: June 26, 2016
Season 1 Breakdown:
Cameron shared his thoughts on The Uncool after wrapping up Roadies one and only season:
Thanks to Showtime and J.J. Abrams for the opportunity to make the one and only season of “Roadies.” My mind is still spinning from the giddy highs of working with this epic cast and crew. Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete ten-hour tale of music and love. Like a song that slips under your skin, or a lyric that keeps speaking to you, we hope the spell of “Roadies” lingers. It was life-changing experience for all of us.
So much appreciation goes out to the sensational actors and crew who lived and breathed these stories and characters with their whole hearts. We became a family, our own music-loving troupe. Thanks also to the musicians who lived so comfortably in the world of acting. And thanks to all at Bad Robot, and Winnie Holzman, great collaborators all. Big thanks to our fans for watching and cheering us on. We’ll see you soon with a new project… and many of the same actors, I’m sure. Here’s a little glimpse of the last night of filming. This is what every day felt like.
Special Thanks to our directors and magic-makers like (get ready for some names!)… Irving Azoff, David Nevins, Robin Gurney, Gary Levine, Gail Levin, Thomas Yatzko, Kathy Lingg, “Mighty” Clay Griffith, Kelly Curtis, Ben “Socks” Stephenson, Peter Roth, Joel Schwartz, Tom Schnaidt, Mike DeGrazzio, Tamara Isaac, David Bilow, Elliott Eisman, Neal Preston, Jon Kasdan, Sam Jones, Allison Liddi-Brown, Jeffrey Reiner, Julie Anne Robinson, Gavin “Hai” Kleintop, Janell Sammelman, Greg Mariotti, Andy Fischer, Cara McKeown, Joel Sinensky, Nicola Marsh, David Spade(!), Rainn Wilson, Marc Maron, Peter Schindler, Len Goldstein, Katie McGrath, Tom “100%” Mackay, Michele Anthony, Eric “We Gave Up European Dates with Neil Young!” Johnson, and of course huge thanks to the real bright-light Roadie who loaned us her name and her indominable spirit – Kellianne Murphy.
Here’s some tidbits about the show within the show, Dead Sex.
What if a plague wiped out nearly the entire planet except for the most beautiful people who were saved due to the perfect structure of their genomes? The one catch — the survivors must have constant, sterile, joyless sex, just to survive. Without constant sex, they become zombies. Romance suddenly disappears globally. Sex becomes an agonizing chore. Until one man… a simple everyman… is discovered. Harris DeSoto is a biochemist who was studying the soil near the toxic Salton Sea in California. Some how he was spared from the plague. This man, Harris DeSoto (David Spade) suddenly becomes the most sought after man on earth. His very “averageness” makes him a one-of-a-kind specimen. He is suddenly the most attractive man on earth. Constantly bombarded for sex by gorgeous survivors, Harris is single-minded… he refuses to be unfaithful to his wife Jen, who was never found after the plague. Harris holds out hope that his wife was beautiful enough to survive… and searches the earth for her.
In their early review of the show, even Variety suggested: “This is the Rod Serling sensibility that we’ve craved for decades — it’s like a moody Twilight Zone combined with the best of all modern cable drama. And the real revelation here is the complete career re-branding of a new dramatic sensation, David Spade.”
The Four Stages of the Plague
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