Filmmaker Cameron Crowe and producer J.J. Abrams explore the lives of the behind-the-scenes people who make concerts happen in the upcoming Showtime comedy series Roadies, which unveiled its first extended look Friday. The trailer opens up with a Tom Petty quote, “I think the general public has no idea what roadies do. Bless ’em all. I just play the songs.” From there, the preview offers up glimpses of life on the road for these unsung heroes, with the series focusing in on roadies played by Imogen Poots, Carlo Gugino and Luke Wilson.
Luis Guzman, Keisha Castle-Hughes and rapper Machine Gun Kelly will also appear on Roadies. “It’s my opinion that a life needs two things to survive,” Guzman’s bus driver says in the trailer. “Oxygen and family.” The preview is soundtracked by Eddie Vedder’s cover of Indio’s “Hard Sun,” previously featured in the film Into the Wild.
Roadies premieres on Showtime on June 26th.