Pack your six-string and get ready to hit the road as music drama Daisy Jones & The Six tunes up on Prime Video
By Jon Billinge, Senior Staff Writer
Based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel of the same name and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine, this rock ’n’ roll fantasy is all set to be a sell-out show.
It follows the life and times of the eponymous Daisy and her band of fellow fictional rock stars, documentary-style, with the group looking back on their experiences 20 years later.
There are fights, feuds and of course, some fantastic music, as the members recount the highs and lows of their stratospheric rise to fame – and subsequent fall from grace.
What’s it about?
The show follows a fictional band loosely inspired by Fleetwood Mac (complete with some amazing outfits), who spend years working towards the top of the music business only to suddenly split at a show at the peak of their success.
The events are narrated by the band members 20 years after the split, with each giving their version of events. It’s a history littered with tortured romances, drugs and infighting, and makes for a rock ’n’ roll drama the likes of which haven’t been seen since the seminal fictional rock biopic Almost Famous.
Who’s in it?
There’s some serious musical pedigree on display here in the form of Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough as Daisy Jones.
Rounding out the rest of the cast are Sam Claflin (Peaky Blinders) as Billy Dunne; Camila Morrone (Death Wish) as Camila Dunne; Will Harrison as Graham Dunne; Suki Waterhouse (Detective Pikachu) as Karen Sirko; Josh Whitehouse (Poldark) as Eddie Roundtree; Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rhodes; Nabiyah Be as Simone Jackson; and Tom Wright as Teddy Price. Justified star Timothy Olyphant also make a special guest appearance as Rod Reyes.
Is there original music?
There is indeed – and you can actually stream two of the group’s tracks right now. With references to a boozy, hard-living lifestyle, they’re a great taster of what to expect from the show.
Keough and Claflin, who play the group’s two lead singers, undertook extensive vocal training to convincingly pull off their roles. British actor Claflin told Vanity Fair: “I had to learn how to hold the guitar, how to strum a guitar. I had the biggest journey to go with the singing as well.” Judging by the trailer, we’d say he’s nailed it.
Before you settle in to sing along, take a look at our poster wall of fictional groups from TV and film. Click/hover over the images to learn more, then scroll down to see when you can watch Daisy Jones & The Six.
When is Daisy Jones & The Six on Prime Video?
The first episode of four-part drama Daisy Jones & The Six will be available from Friday 3 March in Apps & Games > Prime Video. New episodes will then roll out weekly every Friday until Friday 24 March.
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