Musical biopics have been the hot ticket at the movies as of late. It feels as though you can't walk past the cinema without hearing the sounds of Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman or more recently, Elvis blasting from the speakers in cinemas one, two and three. And why the hell not? These films are often stacked with musically gifted hotties on the brink of success as their personal lives tumble to dust at their well-clad feet.
This trend has shifted to the smaller screen now, with the Beatles: Get Back gaining a widespread cult following and a win at the Annual Critics Choice Documentary Award, and a tangible hype building around George & Tammy.
The official line on Daisy Jones & the Six is that it's meant to be about a fictional band, but it's clearly inspired by the very real rock group Fleetwood Mac whose behind-the-scenes drama infamously drove their musical output.
Riley Keough is set to take the stage for the musical drama Daisy Jones & the Six as the would-be Stevie Nicks. The role feels only fitting for the daughter of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie, Presley (and granddaughter of Elvis Presley) with the style of a rockstar and the talent of an old Hollywood legend.
What else do we know about the series?
Based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six is a limited musical-drama series detailing the rise and precipitous fall of a renowned rock band. In 1977, Daisy Jones & The Six were on top of the world. Fronted by two charismatic lead singers—Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin)—the band had risen from obscurity to fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago's Soldier Field, they called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth. This is the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers.
Daisy Jones & The Six will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on March the 3rd, with new episodes rolling out weekly every Friday through March 24.