Amazon has released a teaser trailer for the mini-series “Daisy Jones and the Six,” in which Riley Keough and Sam Claflin star as the lead singers of a 1970s rock band.
The series, based on Taylor Jenkins Reed’s 2019 novel, tells of the “meteoric rise and fall of a famous rock band” led by charismatic singers Daisy Jones (Keo) and Billy Dunn (Claflin).
As shown in the trailer above, “Daisy Jones and the Six” is presented as a documentary in which a fictional group “reveals the truth” about why they decided to cease to exist at the peak of their fame.
Other actors include Camila Morrone, Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse, Josh Whitehouse, Sebastian Chacon, Nabia Bee and Tom Wright. Timothy Oliphant also appears as a special guest in the role of Rod Reyes.
Along with the trailer, Amazon released the title single “Regret Me”, one of 24 original songs written for the series and recorded by the actors. The duo, inspired by the 70s, includes Keo as Daisy Jones and Claflin as Billy Dunn on vocals.
The single is part of an 11-song album titled “Aurora”, which will be released simultaneously with the premiere of the show on March 3, 2023. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter Blake Mills, co-written with Marcus Mumford. Phoebe Bridgers and Jackson Browne.
In a statement about the album, Jenkins Reed said, “We finally have Aurora. A stunning, nostalgic, timeless album that combines the drama, pathos and longing of the zenith and decline of the band.
“A snapshot of time, intoxicating and dangerous. This delightful moment, which, as you know, cannot last long… Daisy Jones and The Six are real. And they are better than my wildest dreams.”
The series was created by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who are also executive producers along with Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter and Brad Mendelsohn.