The road to the television adaptation of Daisy Jones & The Six has been a long and windy one. Picked up by Amazon Studios in 2018, the 13-episode limited series follows the fictional oral history of the rise and fall of 70’s rock n’ roll band, Daisy Jones & The Six, told from the perspective of those who lived through it.
The series is based on the hugely popular New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid, who is also the author of Netflix’s adaptation of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Daisy Jones & The Six was catapulted into popularity by TikTok’s sub-community BookTok and was named one of the best books of the year by NPR. The novel was chosen by Reese Witherspoon for her March Book Club pick, and the limited series will be produced by Witherspoon’s prolific production company Hello Sunshine, following in the recent footsteps of Where the Crawdads Sing.
Four years after being bought by Amazon, Daisy Jones & The Six is gearing up for an exciting release with a talented cast of actors and musicians, including Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough as Daisy Jones. The show will feature many of the songs Reid wrote about in the novel, and Reid herself will serve as one of the producers of the show, promising continuity between the novel and the series.
What is the Daisy Jones & The Six release date on Prime Video?
It’s been a long time coming, but at long last Amazon revealed the release date for Daisy Jones & The Six alongside an 18-second sneak peek of the series. The limited series will finally, and officially, open its doors to the public on March 3.
Ever since 2020, the show has been plagued by a series of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The production only wrapped filming as early as this past May. The filming process in its entirety took the cast a total of three years, as mentioned by Keough on her Instagram.
Thirty-three-year-old Keough also revealed that she had no idea what Daisy Jones & The Six was before auditioning for the part, but the second she found out, the role of Daisy Jones was like love at first sight, according to Vanity Fair.
I didn’t know it was based off a book. I didn’t know if it was a real band or not. All I knew is she goes, ‘it’s called Daisy Jones & the Six, and it’s about a band in the ’70s.’ And in my head, I was like, I know I’m playing Daisy. I just knew it. I don’t even know if one script was written, I didn’t know if they liked me, I hadn’t even talked to them at that stage. The only other time I’ve experienced that is when I met my husband and I knew a week in that I’m gonna have kids with him and marry him.
Keough subsequently underwent year-long training to get her vocal cords and musical abilities up to the standard necessary to play the fictional rock legend. So did Sam Claflin for his character, Billy Dune. Thanks to the long filming delay caused by the pandemic, Keough, Claflin, and the entire band of The Six had a backlog of time to get their musical prowess in order to create the original numbers the show will showcase.
Along with its many musical numbers, Daisy Jones & The Six will showcase a total of 795 costume changes, according to the show’s costume designer, which means lots of bell-bottom pants, frayed jeans, maxi dresses, and tie-dye blouses. Oh, and mustaches. Lots of mustaches.
Daisy Jones & The Six will dim the lights and pull up the curtain on March 3 only on Amazon Prime Video.