'Daisy Jones & The Six' Is Here! Get All the Details on the Rock 'n' Roll Drama
Riley Kough brings the LA music scene of the ‘70s to life in vivid detail.
Prime Video is taking us back to the Los Angeles music scene of the ‘70s, filled with sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, with the premiere of the highly anticipated 10-episode miniseries based on the fictional memoir, Daisy Jones & The Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Riley Keough, who has quite the rock ‘n’ roll pedigree with Elvis Presley as her grandfather and Lisa Maria Presley as her mother, will take on the title role and perform her own songs.
“I read the book, and I felt like, ‘This story is going to bring people happiness and joy. This is going to take people out of their lives for a minute,’” Keough told Elle. “It's just a fun, fun, fun show. Of course, [Daisy]'s got addiction issues, and there's sadness and heartbreak, but she's also this powerful, incredible woman who doesn't really give a s--t about anything.
"When you play these characters, it's liberating, especially when you're playing a liberated woman. You do manifest that. You open up to it in the way you carry yourself. I've had that a lot playing sex workers. They're liberated and they portray this confidence, and it comes into your universe a little bit.”
When does Daisy Jones & The Six come out?
Daisy Jones & The Six will be released on Prime Video on March 3 with new episodes released every Friday through March 24.
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What will Daisy Jones & The Six be about?
Based on the bestselling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six takes viewers behind the scenes of the rise and fall of the fictitious rock band known as Daisy Jones & the Six.
Here's the official description from Amazon:
"Based on the bestselling 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 and Billy Dunne—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."
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Who is in Daisy Jones & the Six cast?
Riley Keough as Daisy Jones
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Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne
Camila Morrone as Camila Alvarez Dunne
Will Harrison as Graham Dunne
Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko
Josh Whitehouse as Eddie Roundtree
Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rojas
Nabiyah Be as Simone Jackson
Tom Wright as Teddy Price
Timothy Olyphant as Rod Reyes
What do we know about the characters in Daisy Jones & the Six?
Daisy Jones: Daisy is the classic poor-little-rich girl, who, ignored by her selfish parents, builds a life of her own as a singer-songwriter who comes of age and rises to rock superstardom against the backdrop of the 1970s L.A. music scene.
Billy Dunne: It was Billy’s grand vision for the band—once he deigned to join it— that brought the guys to Los Angeles even before they met Daisy. But once she joins, it complicates Billy’s life, even as it brings the band to heights the frontman hadn’t even imagined.
Camila Alvarez Dunne: Billy’s girlfriend and later wife Camila followed the charismatic frontman from their hometown of Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, forsaking her own family, in the pursuit of success for the band. Once there, though, she discovers her own potential.
Graham Dunne: Graham is The Six’s guitarist and Billy’s little brother, whose initial idea it was to form the band, to get girls. He never envisioned how far they would go.
Karen Sirko: Karen is The Six’s keyboardist. A true original and one of the first women in the overwhelmingly male world of rock 'n' roll.
Eddie Roundtree: Eddie is the fiery bassist of The Six who can’t seem to shake the chip on his shoulder that comes from being in someone else’s band.
Warren Rojas: Warren is the member of The Six, who tries to hold things together. Fun-loving, but grounded, the drummer enjoys the ride to fame, but never loses sight of his small-town roots.
Simone Jackson: Daisy’s closest friend and fellow musician who unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of the underground disco scene of the mid-‘70s.
Teddy Price: Every hit band needs a successful record producer, and Teddy Price is known for bringing out the best in his artists. Always the coolest guy in the room, Teddy is as much a father figure to his young musicians as he is a creative genius.
Rod Reyes: It was Rod who encouraged the Dunne Brothers to move from Pittsburgh to L.A. to find success, which they did. It then becomes his job to try to keep the personal conflicts of the band from breaking them apart.
Is there a teaser and a trailer for Daisy Jones & the Six?
The teaser teases: Their music made them famous. Their breakup made them legends! Then the trailer takes a deeper dive into the making of the band. Watch both!
Is Daisy Jones & the Six a true story?
Daisy Jones & the Six was adapted from the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, so the band is fictional. That said, the author shared on Hello Sunshine how her inspiration for the story came from watching a Fleetwood Mac performance of “Landslide” and being captivated by the chemistry between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
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What is Reese Witherspoon’s connection to Daisy Jones & The Six?
Witherspoon's first connection to Daisy Jones & The Six was when she selected it for her book club. After that, she obtained the rights and is now an executive producer on the TV series through her production company Hello Sunshine along with Amazon Studios.
Will the Daisy Jones & the Six music consist of original songs?
Before the band becomes famous, there are some cover tunes, but there will also be original music. The single “Regret Me” (see below) has already been released and will be followed by a full-length album, Aurora, which will be released by Atlantic Records on March 3. Singer-songwriter Blake Mills worked on creating the sound for the band. Phoebe Bridgers is also helping with the music.
“Blake Mills wrote all the songs for us, and I’m a huge fan of his,” Suki Waterhouse, who plays keyboardist Karen Sirko, told Hot Press. “If an opportunity comes up where you’re going to be playing in a band, it’s set in the ‘70s and one of the greatest living guitarists is writing the music—you have to say yes. We did six months of training for our instruments, so it was also an opportunity to spend three hours a day learning the piano.”
Atlantic Records also released the single "Honeycomb" as a tease for the upcoming album.
How many episodes will there be of Daisy Jones & the Six?
There will be 10-episodes. The first three premiere on March 3, the second three on March 10, the next two on March 17, and final episodes on March 24.
Where to watch and stream Daisy Jones & the Six
Daisy Jones & The Six will be exclusively available to stream on Prime Video.
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