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the first trailer for the issue Daisy Jones & the Six is a time capsule to the world of 1970s rock ‘n’ roll superstars preparing for an aching and longing duet, except the band isn’t real and the song is made up for the show.

The upcoming TV series is based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s critically acclaimed best-selling book of the same name. It stars Riley Keough as Daisy Jones, a magnetic and charismatic songwriter who joins a band led by the charming but volatile Billy Dunn, played here by The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin. Like the book, the show will explore the rise of the group and its eventual split.

The book itself is basically a long fictional oral history where a reporter sits down to interview each of the band members. Various bandmates share their perspectives on the band’s history through the 1970s rock ‘n’ roll scene and what ultimately led to their demise. Based on the short clip in the trailer where Daisy addresses the camera, it looks like the Prime Video show may stick with that format. The band’s history is heavily inspired by Fleetwood Mac, particularly the ongoing romance between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, which inspired their 1977 album. Rumors.

Since this is a show about musicians, the biggest part is of course the music. The words written in the book will be given melodies and accompaniment. Aurora, the band’s full-length album, will come to life on the show, helmed by producer Blake Mills, who recruited Phoebe Bridgers, Madison Cunningham, Marcus Mumford and Jackson Browne, among others, to write the songs. The first track, the angry and fiery “Reret Me”, is now available as a single.

Daisy Jones & the Six was the winner of the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. It’s the second in Reid’s unofficial “Famous Women Quartet,” four books that follow various fictional celebrity women throughout entertainment history. these stories share some recurring characters and locations, but each ultimately stands alone. Others include BookTok Girlfriend The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugowhich is about to get a Netflix movie adaptation; Rising Malibu, which will be a Hulu series; and most recently, Kerry Soto is back!.

Daisy Jones & the Six Premiere: March 1 on Prime Video.


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