Daisy Jones & The Six Release Date, Cast And Plot – What We Know So Far
Before reaching bookshelves, Taylor Reid’s critically-acclaimed novel “Daisy Jones & The Six” was quickly nabbed by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine in 2018, according to Deadline. The widely-praised book follows the rise and fall of a fictional rock band, charting its launch into superstardom and eventual dissolution. Before the novel’s release, Witherspoon enthusiastically endorsed its publication, saying, “I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Taylor Jenkins Reid transported me into the magic of the ’70s music scene in a way I’ll never forget” (per Amazon). Upon its debut in 2019, Reid’s book received multiple accolades, climbing the New York Times Best Seller List and being named the “Best Book of the Year” by numerous publications (via Penguin Random House).
During this time, Amazon Studios reached out to creatively collaborate with Witherspoon’s team, greenlighting a 13-episode limited series for its streaming platform. Deadline also reported veteran writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber were tapped to head the making of the adaptation. While excitement mounted over a “Daisy Jones & The Six” television series, unforeseen circumstances delayed its initial shooting schedule. According to Camila Morrone, one of the show’s stars, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the set one week before production in 2020 (via Instagram). However, in September 2021, leading lady Riley Keough revealed on Instagram that the cast had finally begun filming. When it comes to the details surrounding the production of “Daisy Jones & The Six,” here is everything we know so far.
When is the release date for Daisy Jones & The Six?
While shooting has commenced for the television series adaptation, there is currently no release date yet. However, since production has recently resumed, an update will likely be made soon.
As mentioned previously, the COVID-19 pandemic stalled shooting for about a year. During this time, little information was made available about the development schedule for “Daisy Jones & The Six.” However, over the summer, many of the cast members began sharing behind-the-scenes updates about their training for the film. In June, British actress Suki Waterhouse discussed the level of intensity required when preparing for the musical performances, revealing to Us Weekly that she had learned to play the piano “from scratch.” In the same interview, she added, “[I]n a weird way, we’ve actually been quite blessed to have an extra year of rehearsal [amid the pandemic]. We’ve been able to connect with our coaches and keep learning.”
Since the adaptation has finally begun filming, there is hope that it may reach screens by 2022.
Who is in the cast of Daisy Jones & The Six?
Along with news of the forthcoming production, information regarding the main cast has also been revealed. Star Riley Keough, who recently received praise for her performance in Janicza Bravo’s “Zola” (via Vogue), has joined the adaptation to play the titular Daisy Jones. Sam Claflin, famously known for his role in “The Hunger Games” franchise, will play Billy Dunne, the ambitious lead singer and guitarist of the rock band “The Six.” Camila Morrone, a relative newcomer, has landed the part of Camila, the loyal girlfriend of Billy.
Per IMDb, rounding out the rest of the cast is Josh Whitehouse as bassist Eddie Roundtree, Suki Waterhouse as keyboardist Karen Sirko, Sebastian Chacon as drummer Warren Rhodes, and Will Harrison as Billy’s younger brother Graham Dunne. Actress and musician Nabiyah Be will be playing Daisy’s best friend, Simone Jackson. Considering the impressive slate of confirmed cast members, it will be intriguing to witness how the actors lean into their roles. Based on Amazon’s announcement of the characters, it is clear that the series plans to explore a creative reimagining of the beloved source material.
What is the plot of Daisy Jones & The Six?
According to Oprah Daily, the television adaptation of “Daisy Jones & The Six” follows Daisy Jones as she attempts to make a name for herself in the LA music scene and inadvertently collides with the rock band “The Six.” During this time, lead singer Billy Dunne, hoping to establish a rock-heavy signature style, clashes with the aspirations of his producers and Daisy herself. Along the way, band members Eddie, Karen, and Warren similarly navigate a fraught industry landscape as they attempt to balance their desires with their professional music goals. As Billy rises in the music scene, his partner Camila struggles with his long absences, fighting to assert her personhood.
Like the structure of the original novel, the show will follow a “documentary-style” format that will include first-person interviews with the wide net of characters both within and outside of the legendary band. Excitingly, the limited series will also incorporate the music lyrics from the book (via Newsweek). It will be compelling to see how the series expands upon the rich world introduced in Taylor Reid’s novel when the show is eventually released.