Christina Hendricks returns to television in the new Showtime comedy pilot Roadies.
It was announced today that the former Mad Men star and Five-time Emmy® Award nominee will star Showtime’s new one-hour pilot that follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes – the crew members who get the show on the road.
According to Showtime, Roadies follows a hot-ticket tour, but with a simple twist: the band is in the background and the roadies take the spotlight. It’s an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.
Hendricks’ character is Shelli, the band’s tough, but privately emotional production manager and Bill’s (Luke Wilson) ingenious work partner.
The show has an awesome ensemble cast in addition to Hendricks and Wilson including Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Peter Cambor and Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes.
The one-hour comedy pilot will shoot in Vancouver in early 2015.