It’s been a rough couple of years for Cameron Crowe creatively, and right now, it’s not getting much better.
Crowe announced today on his website that his Showtime series Roadies has been canceled. He doesn’t provide any reason for the show’s ending, though he does thank Showtime and J.J. Abrams, while also saying they could have told “a thousand more stories.”
Like most of Crowe’s projects of the last decade, Roadies had its ups and its downs.
You can read Crowe’s full statement below, along with a video from the last night of shooting Roadies that he posted today, giving a glimpse of “what every day felt like.”
Thanks to Showtime and J.J. Abrams for the opportunity to make the one and only season of “Roadies.” My mind is still spinning from the giddy highs of working with this epic cast and crew. Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete ten-hour tale of music and love. Like a song that slips under your skin, or a lyric that keeps speaking to you, we hope the spell of “Roadies” lingers. It was life-changing experience for all of us.
So much appreciation goes out to the sensational actors and crew who lived and breathed these stories and characters with their whole hearts. We became a family, our own music-loving troupe. Thanks also to the musicians who lived so comfortably in the world of acting. And thanks to all at Bad Robot, and Winnie Holzman, great collaborators all. Big thanks to our fans for watching and cheering us on. We’ll see you soon with a new project… and many of the same actors, I’m sure. Here’s a little glimpse of the last night of filming. This is what every day felt like.
Special Thanks to our directors and magic-makers like (get ready for some names!)… Irving Azoff, David Nevins, Robin Gurney, Gary Levine, Gail Levin, Thomas Yatzko, Kathy Lingg, “Mighty” Clay Griffith, Kelly Curtis, Ben “Socks” Stephenson, Peter Roth, Joel Schwartz, Tom Schnaidt, Mike DeGrazzio, David Bilow, Elliott Eisman, Neal Preston, Jon Kasdan, Gavin “Hai” Kleintop, Greg Mariotti, Andy Fischer, Cara McKeown, Joel Sinesky, David Spade(!), Peter Schindler, Len Goldstein, Katie McGrath, Tom “100%” Mackay, Michele Anthony, Eric “We Gave Up European Dates with Neil Young!” Johnson, and of course huge thanks to the real bright-light Roadie who loaned us her name and her indominable spirit – Kellianne Murphy.