'Daisy Jones & The Six' preview: from paper to the screen

Ahead of it's release next month, we take a look at the promising preview of 'Daisy Jones and The Six', following the downfall of a successful band.

Rowan Christina Driver
20th February 2023
Image credit: IMDB
The first look at the upcoming ten-part adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestseller Daisy Jones & The Six dropped last month, ahead of the miniseries’ Prime Video premiere on the 3rd March.

Starring Riley Keough in the titular role, alongside Sam Claflin as Pittsburgh rocker Billy Dunne, the series will follow “how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers” amidst the tumult of the 70's rock music scene. Sebastian Chacon, Josh Whitehouse, Will Harrison and Suki Waterhouse complete “The Six”, while Camila Morrone, Nabiyah Be and Tom Wright are also credited in main roles.

"The Six" frontwoman evokes Florence + The Machine with an added retro ruggedness

The trailer alone speaks volumes for Keough’s Daisy Jones. A seemingly perfect casting choice, her portrayal of “The Six” frontwoman evokes Florence + The Machine with an added retro ruggedness – a combination of floaty outfits and striking red hair that perfectly matches the picture readers of the book had imagined. The costuming and cinematography together promise an overall visually stunning piece, oozing vintage authenticity into this story of sex, substances and stardom.

The novel adopts an unusual structure – told through the transcription of conversations with the band two decades after their turbulent downfall – and it seems to be a storytelling device only made better in its transfer to the silver screen, with the cast each also playing the mature versions of their characters in documentary-style tell-all interviews.

'They are better than my wildest dreams' - Reid

An accompanying album, Aurora, is also due to be released in line with the first episode – an album brought to life directly from the pages of Reid’s book, aided by the song writing prowess of coveted musicians such as Phoebe Bridgers and Marcus Mumford.

Daisy Jones & The Six are real”, Reid said in a statement. “They are better than my wildest dreams” she added, and hopefully they’ll make the same mark on viewers when we meet them on the 3rd March.

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