Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour), Jacqueline Byers (Ascension) and Branscombe Richmond (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) have been cast opposite Christina Hendricks and Luke Wilson in Showtime‘s hourlong comedy pilot Roadies, written, directed and executive produced by Cameron Crowe and executive produced by Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams.
Roadies follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the crew members who help get the show on the road. White will play Phil, the most famous and colorful road manager of all-time, a weathered legend in the rock world; Byers plays Natalie Shin, a crazy-eyed, scarily ingenious super-fan/stalker of the band, who will stop at nothing to get close to them; and Richmond is Puna – Hawaiian, clairvoyant, in charge of band security, Puna has access to other planes of knowledge.
Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Colson “MGK” Baker, Peter Cambor and Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes also star.
White is repped by APA and Electra Star Management.