Page to Screen: Daisy Jones & The Six

Amazon Prime’s adaptation of the hit novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid premiered March 3

Page to Screen: Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six, a novel by New York Times bestseller Taylor Jenkins Reid, was recently adapted as an Amazon Prime series. The novel is loosely based on Reid’s experience growing up and watching Fleetwood Macs’ performances on television.

The series takes place in the 60’s, where Daisy Jones is a coming of age singer in L.A., sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip. She loves the crazy atmosphere of parties and dreams of singing at the biggest clubs on the Strip. By the time she turns 20, she gets recognized by Teddy Price, a major record producer in L.A who gets talented people noticed.

Teddy Price has also signed an up-and-coming band called “The Six” but when Billy Dunne is swallowed by the drugs and alcohol of partying in LA, he is sent to rehab. When he comes back he is faced with the decision of continuing the band, or leaving it behind him for his wife and kid. Price convinces him to come back to music and record with a new artist, Daisy Jones.

Soon Daisy and Billy are recording hit singles and making it big in L.A – recording albums and going on tour. By 1977 the band was on top of the world and rose from fame, but one show in Chicago shut it all down. The book is a series of interviews with each band member explaining their side of the story that led to the band’s final departure.

Each episode has around 50 minutes of run time. Episodes 1-3 came out on March 3rd, 4-6 on March 10th, 7-8 on March 17th and the final two episodes of season one were released on March 24th. The prime show brings to life the music and ambiance of the band, as well as recreating their album, Aurora. The series features many popular actors such as Suki Waterhouse, Sam Claflin, Riley Keough, Will Harrison and Sebastion Chacon.