The television landscape is about to get a little more sordid. Nicholas BrownYou Know and Love as Cousin Greg on HBO Successionis developing a series for the network around the early 2000s indie “Meet Me in the Bathroom” music scene that gave us The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, and more. Variety reports that the series, which is co-created by Braun and Chris Buongiorno (a producer of the two most recent Spider-Man films), is called One for the road and is described as “the candid and intimate story of a talented but dysfunctional band struggling to survive in the rapidly changing landscape of indie music in the early 2000s.”
No word on when One of the road will begin filming, or who will be in the cast, but Braun writes about instagram“If anyone wants us to join their group for research, let us know.”
It’s not the only show to come against the stage world of the early 2000s. city on fire is a new series of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Sauvagewho did CO and Gossip Girl (and its current reboot). It’s a series adaptation of Garth Risk Hallberg 2015 novel of the same name set in 1970s New York. The timeline was moved to 2003 and is designed for AppleTV+. Here is the synopsis of Deadline:
In City on Fire, an NYU student is shot dead in Central Park on July 4, 2003. Samantha Cicciaro is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her group of friends is playing at her favorite downtown club, but she leaves to meet someone, promising to come back. She never does. As the crime against Samantha is investigated, she is revealed to be the crucial link between a series of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene and a wealthy real estate family in the city. city center which is fraying under the pressure of the many secrets it keeps.
city on fire stars Jemima Kirke (girls), Nico Tortorelle (Younger), Ashley Zukerman (The lost symbol), Xavier Clyde (Hard), Max Milner (Dirtiness), Alexandra Doke (Grey’s Anatomy), Omid Abtahi (The Mandalorian), Kathleen Munroe (FBI) and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig & The Angry Inches). We hear the New York music scene features prominently in the series, which makes sense, since music was so intrinsic to both. CO and Gossip Girl. Former Lemonheads bassist Jesse Peretz, a filmmaker since the 90s, directs half of the eight episodes of the first season. No word yet on a premiere date, stay tuned.