Carla Gugino has been confirmed to replace Christina Hendricks in Showtime’s new comedy series pilot Roadies. According to news reports, the recasting was due to the latest development of the characters by the creator Cameron Crowe.
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The said revisions made it possible for Hendricks to turn down Crowe’s Roadies in July and accept another project with her as the lead in SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard.
Roadies tells the stories of the people behind the success of a rock band on tour. The main focus of the comedy series is the reality of working behind the scenes, how each character works out their issues to maintain a good working relationship and how their commitment to their work enables them to put up a good show for the band they are touring with.
Gugino is set to play Shelli, the talented and hardworking production manager of the band and right hand to the band’s tour manager played by Luke Wilson.
Roadies is written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Crowe, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burke and Winnie Holzman are the executive producers with Kathy Ling as the co-executive producer.
The pilot is produced by Bad Robot Productions alongside Warner Bros. Television. The project will now reshoot with the new Shelli in the cast.
Expect to see a fresh story told from the perspective of the band tour crew in the pilot episode of Roadies. Joining Carla Gugino and Luke Wilson on the Roadies pilot are Imogene Poots, Rafe Spall, Peter Cambor, Keisha Castle-Hughes and guest stars Luis Guzman and Finesse Mitchell.
Carla Gugino starred in the box office hit film “San Andreas” and “Wayward Pines”. She also appears in HBO’s “The Brink.”
Meanwhile, Christina Hendricks is visible in Comedy Central’s Another Period.