The Rolling Stones are getting their own TV series
'High Fidelity' author, Nick Hornby, is to write the script
According to Hollywood Reporter, FX is preparing a new scripted TV series about The Rolling Stones. Nick Hornby, the author of the acclaimed novel High Fidelity is to write the script, while Left Bank, the production company behind Netflix’s House of Windsor drama The Crown, will produce it. FX has ordered two seasons of the yet-to-be-titled show, which will cover the period from the band’s founding through 1972.
FX CEO John Landgraf noted the series would take place from the band’s formation in the early 1960s through 1972.
Pitchfork adds to this report that earlier this year, The Rolling Stones reissued their 1973 album Goats Head Soup. Since then, they’ve shared the previously unreleased Jimmy Page collaboration “Scarlet” as well as remixes of the track by The Killers and The War on Drugs. The band also released the song “Living in a Ghost Town” in April, their first new material since 2016.
Talking on the occasion of the single, Mick Jagger said that the band “recorded a bunch of tracks at the same time we did “Living in a Ghost Town”… actually I’ve been finishing off the vocals and some other instruments on them, and doing some mixes on them. So I’m working on it.”