With AMC’s critically acclaimed “Mad Men” set to wrap next year, the show’s fixtures are beginning to line up other work. In the latest new along those lines, actress Christina Hendricks has landed on “Roadies,” a showtime pilot to be helmed by Cameron Crowe, the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports.
“Hendricks, who played Joan, the former-power-secretary-turned-partner at Sterling Cooper, will be transitioning into another command role as Shelli, the production manager of the red-hot touring band of the series,” the story reports. “She’s partnered with Luke Wilson, who plays Bill, another member of the band’s behind-the-scenes crew.”
The project puts the behind-the-scenes players in the spotlight while keeping the rock stars as background figures, the report notes.
“Crowe, who spent his formative years as a teen reporter for Rolling Stone, knows a thing or two about life on the road with the band,” the report notes. “Those experiences were fictionalized for his 2000 movie ‘Almost Famous.'”
The cast of “Roadies” also includes Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Peter Cambor and Keisha Castle-Hughes.