Daisy Jones & the Six is one of those books that’s perfect for a movie or TV series adaptation. Even before the book was published, Amazon acquired the rights to the Daisy Jones limited series that being developed by Hello Sunshine. Here’s what we know:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
In Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones is young, beautiful, talented and just beginning her ascent into music stardom when a producer pairs her up with The Six, an up-and-coming blues-rock band.
The book tells their story in all its unruly, sex-crazed, drug-fueled glory. Daisy is blessed in every way — looks, money, talent — but is also wild, reckless and filled with hubris. Meanwhile, Billy, the de facto leader of The Six, is capable but controlling and struggling to manage the temptations of the rock and roll lifestyle. When they meet, stars align and legends are born.
See the full summary and review of Daisy Jones & the Six from the Bibliofile.
Daisy Jones & the Six was released in March 2019, but the adaptation to the screen started well before then and was acquired by Amazon in June 2018, nearly a year before the book’s publication.
What format will it be? Will the Daisy Jones & the Six adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a 13-episode limited series. Amazon also plans to distribute original music from the television adaptation exclusively through Amazon Music.
Who’s behind it?
Hello Sunshine, run by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, originally obtained the rights to Daisy Jones & the Six and began developing the series which Amazon later acquired. The Daisy Jones adaptation is a co-production between Amazon Studios and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company.
From Reese Witherspoon on the adaptation:
“As soon as I started reading Daisy Jones & The Six, I immediately fell head over heels in love with it, and I’m thrilled to be bringing it to the screen with Amazon and Jen Salke, whose passionate pursuit of the material spoke volumes. With Neustadter and Weber, two writers I deeply admire, stewarding this project, I am so confident that Daisy and her band’s journey toward finding their voice will leave just as permanent a mark with viewers around the world as it did with me.”
From Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios:
“When I heard Hello Sunshine was developing Daisy Jones & The Six, I tracked down a copy right away and devoured it in one sitting. I loved it so much I had to take it off the market and bring it to Amazon Studios. I was immediately struck by how perfectly it fit into our overall approach of bringing passionate creators and entertaining, compelling content to our Prime Video audience. Reese, Lauren and I are kindred spirits!”
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber wrote the pilot script for the adaptation and are overseeing the limited series. Neustadter and Weber wrote 500 Days of Summer (2009), The Fault In Our Stars (2014) and received an Oscar nomination for The Disaster Artist (2017). (Lauren Neustadter, head of film and TV for Hello Sunshine, is married to Scott Neustadter.)
What’s the status of the Daisy Jones & the Six adaptation?
The adaptation is currently early in its development as a Hello Sunshine + Amazon co-production, but has been ordered by Amazon to be streamed on their video service. Neustadter and Weber are attached to oversee and write the series.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Daisy Jones & the Six Movie Development Timeline
July 25, 2018 Amazon acquires the Daisy Jones & the Six film adaptation under development by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company.
March 5, 2019 Daisy Jones & the Six (novel) is released.