Daisy Jones and The Six: release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything we know

Group shot of the cast of Daisy Jones and The Six on day one of filming
(Image credit: Hey Sunshine/Amazon Studios)

Daisy Jones and The Six is an upcoming rock and roll Prime Video series based on Taylor Jenkins Reid's bestselling novel of the same name.

The highly-anticipated adaptation will follow the book closely, which tells the story of a promising and carefree LA-based singer, Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) who joins the legendary 1970s rock band The Six.

The story focuses on the lives of each of the lead characters and highlights the messiness of the decade's celebrity culture as we see them grapple with fame, drugs, heartbreak and loss during a chaotic period in their lives and careers.

Here's everything we know about Daisy Jones and The Six...

Daisy Jones and The Six release date

The 12-episode series releases on March 3 on Prime Video in both the UK and the US. New episodes will be available weekly.

Filming was postponed for more than a year due to the pandemic. In September 2021, they finally began filming the series and in June 2022, the production team (Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine) revealed that they had wrapped on filming, celebrating with a fun Instagram video from the set.

Daisy Jones and The Six plot

The TV adaptation will stay true to the book as it follows gifted young artist, Daisy Jones who joins smash hit rock band The Six, to create a one-of-a-kind album. 

Daisy and The Six frontman Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin), have a complex relationship with fame and drugs, as well as trying to resist their growing and undeniable connection to each other.

The book is told in a clever documentary style, switching back and forward in time with the band members (in the present) giving first-person accounts of their perspectives on the story of the band's rise and fall. Band members Graham (Will Harrison), Eddie (Josh Whitehouse), Karen (Suki Waterhouse) and Warren (Sebastian Chacon) discuss their time in the band and reveal what happened away from the ever-present cameras.

Here's the plot of Daisy Jones & The Six from Prime Video: 

"Based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six is a limited musical-drama series detailing the rise and precipitous fall of a renowned rock band. In 1977, Daisy Jones & The Six were on top of the world. Fronted by two charismatic lead singers—Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin)—the band had risen from obscurity to fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago's Soldier Field, they called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth. This is the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers."

Daisy Jones and The Six cast

Riley Keough, the granddaughter of the "King of Rock and Roll" himself, Elvis Presley, will be joining a star-studded cast playing the role of Daisy Jones —joint lead.

Riley Keough

Riley Keough stars as singer Daisy Jones. (Image credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Sam Claflin (Book of Love, Enola Holmes) stars as The Six frontman Billy Dunne who becomes entranced by Daisy despite being married to faithful wife Camila Dunne (played by Camila Morrone.)

Joining them are actress Suki Waterhouse (Misbehaviour, Persuasion) as the keyboardist rebel Karen Sirko, Will Harrison (Madam Secretary) as lead guitarist and Billy's brother, Graham Dunne. Singer Josh Whitehouse plays bassist Eddie Roundtree, the outcast of the group who often clashes with Billy. Rounding out The Six band members is Sebastian Chacon (Pose) who plays drummer Warren Rhodes. Actress and singer-songwriter Nabiyah Be (Black Panther) takes on the role of Daisy's best friend and famous singer, Simone Jackson. 

Also featured in the cast is Tom Wright who's cast as top music producer Teddy and Timothy Olyphant (Justified) will play The Six's long-suffering manager, Rod.

Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin is The Six frontman Billy Dunne. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Daisy Jones and the Six trailer

You can watch the official trailer for Daisy Jones and The Six below:

There is also an official teaser trailer for Daisy Jones and The Six available to watch too.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides, recaps and features for must-watch shows and delivers all the latest soap news and reactions. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.

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