Meet The Amazing Cast of Daisy Jones and The Six
by Jaskiran Kaur | Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:29:41 GMT
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If you are a bibliophile, you sure must have appreciated the genius of Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Reid. Taking you on a musical documentary of a popular rock & roll band based out of Los Angeles in the rock era of the 1970s, the book follows around eight main characters, their claim to fame, and their eventual fall. 

The novel is structured like a music documentary consisting entirely of dialogue and has a cinematic quality that makes it an easy find to adapt for television. The limited series will be created into 13 episodes and will be produced by Reese Witherspoon's banner, Hello Sunshine, and will be available to stream on Amazon.

Based on the book, the TV series will feature the 90s music in original tunes, a lot of drama and love triangles in the rock & roll club band, gossip, and the lyrics of the musical love will finally find their music. Here is everything that you need to know about the series:-

Shooting and release date

The limited series has already begun production in September 2021, and the cast members regularly update fans with glimpses from the sets. Star Riley Keough posted a picture of the cast and their bikes labeled "Daisy Jones and The Six. 

Along with the picture, she added, "I am so so proud of how hard everyone has worked to bring this story to life. Now that the series has started production and the shoots are underway, the release date can be set anywhere in 2022. 

What are the book and the series about?

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If you haven't yet given in to the 2019 mania when all everyone talked about was Daisy Jones and The Six, you have a bit of catching up to do. The novel and, now, the series is about a legendary rock band that created music in the 80s through 70s and is all dubbed as the greatest band of all time by many. It follows the story of the coming together of a solo artist, Daisy Jones, and the band, The Six, to create music. The band with the new addition creates an album that soars through popularity, but eventually, that too has its expiry date. 

The band falls victim to the chemistry of Daisy and Billy, The Six's leader who chooses hard to live a normal life sans the wild sex and drugs that are so common a part of famous bands. However, Daisy is the exact opposite of this making it so hard for Billy to resist temptations. But what he fears the most happens, and they do come closer. 

Based on the real-life band Fleetwood Mac, Reid wished to recreate the bandmates' chemistry by her novel. She wrote in a guest post for Hello Sunshine, "I kept coming back to that moment when Lindsey [Buckingham] watched Stevie [Nicks] sing 'Landslide.' How it looked so much like two people in love. And yet, we'll never truly know what lived between them. I wanted to write a story about that, about how the lines between real life and performance can get blurred, about how singing about old wounds might keep them fresh."

The cast for Daisy Jones and The Six includes:

Riley Keough as Daisy Jones

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The Zola actress will be playing the main character in the series, namely Daisy Jones, a solo artist who becomes a superstar along with The Six. She comes from a troubled home and is a singer and a songwriter who made it big in the 1970's Los Angeles. She has already worked in other Amazon series like The Terminal List, starring against Avengers: Infinity War actor Chris Pratt, Constance Wu, and Taylor Kitsch.

Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne

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Sam Claflin plays the band head of The Six, Billy Dunes, who is a denim-loving musician from the 1970s. The leader becomes a part of the love triangle with his already girlfriend Camila and Daisy Jones when the new singer enters their team, ultimately changing the band dynamic and one day resulting in the fall of the band. Sam Claflin is popularly known as Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games trilogy and also worked in Enola Holmes, Me Before You, and Love, Rosie. 

Camila Morrone as Camila

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Previously seen in Death Wish and Mickey and the Bear, Camila Morrone is cast as Camila, Billy's girlfriend. The latter loyally follows his passion for music over the years until she finally finds her own true calling one day. 

Nabiyah Be as Simone Jackson

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Best friend to Daisy Jones, Nabiyah plays Simone in Daisy Jones and The Six, who herself is swept into The Six drama and its music scene. She has done amazing work in the past and was seen in Black Panther, Hadestown, School Girls, Or, and The African Mean Girls Play. 

Josh Whitehouse as Eddie Roundtree

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Playing Eddie, Josh gets the role of the band's bassist, who is a band-leader wannabe, and being the "second best" scratches his ego. He is previously seen in The Knight Before Christmas, Poldark, and could be seen in a yet unproduced Game of Thrones prequel. 

Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko

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Suki is a common enough face in the Hollywood film industry, previously having acted in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Detective Pikachu, The White Princess, The Broken Hearts Gallery, and others. In Daisy Jones and The Six, Suki plays Karen Sirko, a female keyboardist making waves in the otherwise male-dominated industry. 

Will Harrison as Graham Dunne

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An apparent first face on TV, Will Harrison, has worked in a single episode of Madam Secretary. Now he will act as Graham Dunne, Billy's younger brother who came up with the idea of The Six music band. 

Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rhodes

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No 70s band was complete without a drummer, and Sebastian fills those shoes for The Six by playing Warren Rhodes, the chilled-out drummer for the band. Sebastian comes with a movie casting history of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Pose, and Narcos.

Production and music

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Reese Witherspoon is producing the limited series alongside her production banner Hello Sunshine and Amazon Studios. Talking about how she came about to hold the reins of the tv adaption of the 2019 novel, Witherspoon told The Hollywood Reporter, "As soon as I started reading Daisy Jones & The Six, I immediately fell head over heels in love with it. I'm thrilled to be bringing it to the screen with Amazon and [head of Amazon Studios] Jen Salke, whose passionate pursuit of the material spoke volumes."

Being a musical documentary, Daisy Jones and The Six will feature original lyrics by Reid that are to be converted into songs. The novel has some fetching song lines in songs titled "Honeycomb," "A Hope Like You," and "Aurora." 

Describing the difficulty when she actually began to pen songs for the band and how she overcame it, Reid said, "After finishing the first draft, I realized that I had to write the songs entirely in the voices of the characters. Once I understood that I was able to tap into their voices and go for it. 

So keep your fingers closed for the new musical series to release soon!