A biographical TV series about the Grateful Dead is being developed by Amazon, reports Mike Fleming Jr. for Deadline.
It will be “written by Jonathan Herman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his ‘Straight Outta Compton’ script about the formation of seminal hip-hop group N.W.A.,” Fleming writes.
The story continues, “Herman will adapt the untitled series based on ‘Home Before Daylight: My Life On The Road With The Grateful Dead,’ the memoir by longtime Grateful Dead roadie Steve Parish.”
Fleming adds that the band “toured almost non-stop for three decades, and became one of the most legendary American bands in rock history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and continue to jam for their fans, even though their frontman Jerry Garcia died in 1995.
“Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir will executive produce the project alongside Parish, and Weir will also oversee all music for the series. Bernie Cahill and ROAR will also serve as executive producers, and Stephen Emery is a co-EP.”