Timothy Olyphant, the star of shows like Justified and The Mandalorian, is quickly becoming a streaming platform chameleon. He’s preparing to play a rock n’ roll road manager named Rod in Amazon’s upcoming adaptation of Daisy Jones & The Six.
Olyphant is coming off of two big Netflix projects in the movie Havoc and, of course, multiple seasons of the Santa Clarita Diet. With Netflix and Disney+ under his belt, Olyphant is moving on to the big project at Amazon.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Daisy Jones & The Six will be a 10-episode series adapted from a novel of the same name written by author Taylor Jenkins Reid. The series will tag along for the rollercoaster journey of a 1970s rock band coping with the trials of tribulations of becoming famous.
Timothy Olyphant’s character is responsible for bringing The Six together. He motivates them to leave Pittsburgh behind for the opportunity only Los Angeles can offer up-and-coming musicians. Along the way, the Dunne Brothers and their band, The Six, pick up frontwoman Daisy Jones (Riley Keough). However, Rod’s job quickly becomes figuring out how to keep the group together.
Also starring in the series are Suki Waterhouse, Sam Coflin, Will Harrison, Nabiya Be, Josh Witehouse, and Tom Wright, among others. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be led by showrunners Scott Neustadter and Will Graham. Daisy Jones & The Six is the product of Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine. She is involved with the Amazon series as an executive producer, as is Lauren Neustadter. Reid is also included as a producer.
Timothy Olyphant, Riley Keough, and the Influence of Fleetwood Mac
Riley Keough starring in the title role is appropriate given the nature of the show’s subject matter. In 2019, Jenkins Reid wrote an essay for Hello Sunshine. She detailed why she took influence from Fleetwood Mac.
“When I decided I wanted to write a book about rock ‘n’ roll, 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,” wrote Taylor Jenkins Reid.
For you Elvis-loving Outsiders, the name Riley Keough will likely sound familiar. She is Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough’s daughter. Who better to play a frontwoman in a rock-inspired series than a descendant of The King himself? And it’s not as if she’s unqualified. She comes with an impressive acting resume. For example, some of her starring roles include Logan Lucky, It Comes at Night, and Mad Max: Fury Road.
Timothy Olyphant, who recently starred in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, will have plenty of help opposite Keough. The series is currently filming. But there is no word yet on when a release date.