Amazon Prime Video's Daisy Jones & The Six has played its last song, and the adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel proved to be a solid hit. Reid's book of the same name, published in 2019, is a fictional memoir charting the rise and fall of a famous rock band from the 1970s. It quickly built a devoted fanbase thanks in part to Reese Witherspoon, who listed the New York Times best-seller as a pick for her book club. Witherspoon is an executive producer on the TV series through her production company Hello Sunshine, along with Amazon Studios.
But now that it's over, we're wondering if the show, which was always intended to be a miniseries, could continue on in some form. Reid has some thoughts on it (below), as does co-showrunner Scott Neustadter.
Here's everything to know about Daisy Jones & The Six.
The biggest question on every Daisy Jones & The Six fan's mind is whether or not there will be a second season. The series was intended to be a miniseries based on the book, and since Reid never wrote a follow-up, there were no expectations for the series to continue. But having a hit TV show can change plans.
"I think we're in a really fortunate position where we have a story that is final, and has an ending that feels really good," Reid told Variety. "I would only open that back up if it felt like there was a story here that we have to tell. Have I been thinking about what that is? I certainly have."
She continued, "To see the performances that you have from this cast, and specifically Riley [Keough] and Sam [Claflin], and be willing to walk away from that without asking yourself whether you could give them another opportunity to dig into these characters would be very silly. I'm not so stupid as to not recognize what we have in the two of them. So it's definitely on my mind."
Co-showrunner Scott Neustadter said he'd be into the idea of continuing the story, maybe in spin-off form. "If the world wants more of it... It was a really fun experience for me," he told TV Guide. "I love the fact that there's an album out in the world. I love all of the things that were birthed as a result of this series. Whether it's continuing the Daisy and Billy story, or if there's another band in a different era with a different sound, I'd watch that too. If the world wants such a thing, I'd be down. It's great fun."
The trailer for Daisy Jones & The Six, released in February, previews the epic story of Daisy and Billy's musical collaboration.
The teaser for Daisy Jones & The Six , which was released in January, teases the lead single "Regret Me" and gives fans a look at the band members. In it, we hear Daisy Jones talking to an interviewer. "I know that I said that I would tell you everything," she says. "But how much of everything do you really want to know?"
The miniseries was released on March 3 with the first three episodes, followed by batches of new episodes over the following three weeks. Like the band, the show came and went quickly; the penultimate episode and finale aired on March 24.
Daisy is a free spirited wildflower of a young woman who was born into wealth but lacks the security of a loving home. She finds herself hitting the Sunset Strip at a young age, sneaking into clubs, doing drugs with groupies, and sleeping with rock stars. But rock 'n' roll is her true love, and with her beautiful voice and magnetic attraction, she finds herself as the lead singer in a rising band on their way to stardom.
Here's the official description from Amazon:
"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 and Billy Dunne —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."
"I read the book, and I felt like, "This story is going to bring people happiness and joy. This is going to take people out of their lives for a minute," Keough told Elle. "It's just a fun, fun, fun show. Of course, [Daisy]'s got addiction issues, and there's sadness and heartbreak, but she's also this powerful, incredible woman who doesn't really give a sh-- about anything. When you play these characters, it's liberating, especially when you're playing a liberated woman."
Season 1 of Daisy Jones & The Six consisted of 10 episodes. The series premiered March 3 and concluded on March 24.
Riley Keough (The Terminal List) stars as Daisy Jones, the passionate and independent lead vocalist for the rock band. (Keough also happens to be the granddaughter of Elvis Presley). Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games) plays the band's lead male singer, Billy Dunne. The miniseries features a lineup of other talent, including a guest appearance by Timothy Olyphant as Rod Reyes.
Main cast members
Daisy Jones & The Sixis streaming exclusively on Prime Video.