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Everything We Know About The New Series “Daisy Jones And The Six”

First, in case you don’t know what we are talking about, “Daisy Jones & The Six” is a New York Times bestselling book by author Taylor Jenkins Reid, published in March 2019. 

The story follows Daisy, a talented, captivating, and passionate artist that feels lonely most of the time, as she meets “The Six”, a group of people that later become her band, and together they quickly take the world by storm. It talks about the protagonist, her band and her experiences as a young woman living in Los Angeles during the 70s, regarding her relationships – family, friendships, sex and love, addictions, and above all, music.

Something else worth noting, the novel also talks about female artists in the music industry, a space predominantly filled by males. Daisy and Karen, the band’s keyboard player, successfully take over the rock and roll world, while Simone, Daisy’s best friend, makes it in the underground disco scene.

The book is a fictional oral history, it’s structured as a transcript for a rock documentary, and it feels like it was based almost entirely on stories told during interviews and conversations, which is even more impressive when you find out that the story is not real. Yes, in case you didn’t know beforehand or researched the book after reading it, the band, the characters, the stories, it never happened. Well, sort of, the author was inspired by Fleetwood Mac, especially Stevie Nicks, but overall it’s a completely fictional narrative told by fictional people.

Now, more than two years later, “Daisy Jones & The Six” is coming to the screen!

So here’s what we already know about it

A 12-episode miniseries, the adaptation of the book will be available on Amazon Prime Video, and although it doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet, it will most likely come out in 2022. Filming started at the end of September, and the official cast has already been announced.

Cast

Daisy is going to be portrayed by Riley Keough, who also starred in the first season of “The Girlfriend Experience” and the film “Zola”. Sam Claflin, known for his work in “Me Before You” and “Adrift”, will be Billy Dunne, the original leader of “The Six” that has a very strong connection with the protagonist.

The band will be interpreted by Suki Waterhouse (“Love, Rosie”) as the keyboardist Karen Sirko; Josh Whitehouse (“Poldark”; “The Knight Before Christmas”) as the bassist Eddie Roundree; Will Harrison (“Madam Secretary”) as the lead guitarist Graham Dunne, Billy’s younger brother; and Sebastian Chacon (“Angelfish”; “Emergency”) as the drummer Warren Rhodes.

Daisy’s best friend, Simone Jackson, will be played by Brazilian-Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress Nabiyah Be (“Black Panther”), and Camila Dunne, Billy’s wife, by Camila Morrone, an Argentine-American model, and actress that starred in “Never Goin’ Back” and “Mickey and the Bear”.

Production

The adaptation has Will Graham as creator and showrunner, Niki Caro (“Mulan”) is the director and the script is in the hands of Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter. Two of the producers are Reid, the author of the book, and actress-producer Reese Witherspoon through her media company Hello Sunshine, which is also responsible for “Big Little Lies”, “The Morning Show” and “Little Fires Everywhere”.

Soundtrack

And maybe one of the best parts of it all, we will finally be able to hear “Daisy Jones and The Six” performing. The miniseries will feature original music, a very big part of the book, with Daisy and Billy writing plenty of songs for the band – all composed by Reid herself by the way, such as “Honeycomb” and “Aurora”, two of the most iconic ones. 

If you’ve read the novel, you’re probably as excited as we are for this miniseries, and if you haven’t, maybe now you are. Overall, there’s a lot of fan anticipation, and hopefully, the production will do the book and the story justice. We can’t wait to see it!

Laura Okida

Casper Libero '21

Journalist. Music, series, books, pop culture, in no particular order.
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