Riley Keough and Camila Morrone are taking center stage. The two are set to co-star in Daisy Jones & the Six, based on the book by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The musical limited series will follow the title rockstar (Keogh) as she achieves stardom in 1970s L.A. Reese Witherspoon will executive produce.
Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming project.
What’s it about?
Daisy and the Six is based on the 2019 novel of the same name, which was previously a pick for Witherspoon’s Book Club. Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, who will also produce the series, the book follows the rise and fall of a renowned rock band in the 1970s. Keough will play lead singer Jones, who is described as someone “born into privilege but ignored by her selfish parents. She is a spirited and enigmatic singer/songwriter who comes of age and rises to rock superstardom against the backdrop of the L.A. music scene in the 1970s,” per Variety. Original music from the series will also be available through Amazon Music, according to The Wrap.
“I’m so honored to be your Daisy,” Keough wrote on Instagram when her casting was announced.
Who is involved?
Keough will lead the series as Jones, and has plenty of experience to draw on for the role. In 2010 she starred alongside Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in The Runaways, about the rise of the band that introduced Joan Jett and Cherie Currie to the world. Keough also has a unique family tie; she’s the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
Morrone will play Camila, girlfriend of lead singer Billy Dunne and, per Deadline, “the band’s center of gravity.” In the series, “she follows the love of her life in his pursuit of rock stardom only to discover her own potential along the way.”
Niki Caro (Whale Rider, 2020’s Mulan) will direct multiple episodes of the series, including the pilot, as well as executive produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to Caro, Witherspoon, and Reid, Lauren Neustadter of Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine will executive produce along with Brad Mendelsohn and showrunner Will Graham. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now) created the series and will also executive produce.
When will it come out?
Although there is no official release date for the 12-episode series (per THR), Witherspoon’s production company is busier than ever. Other projects in the works at Hello Sunshine include Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere starring Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, the Zendaya movie A White Lie, and, of course, Legally Blonde 3.