11:00am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Amazon Developing The Grateful Dead Limited Bio Series
Amazon Studios is continuing to pad out its original content.
The streamer is set to develop a limited bio series about the legendary rock band The Grateful Dead. The news comes on the heels of the announcement that Margaret Cho will star in the platform's upcoming pot comedy.
Based on the 2003 book Home Before Daylight: My Life On the Road With the Grateful Dead, penned by roadie Steve Parish, the project has yet to find a writer. Meetings will be taking place over the next several weeks in search of one.
Bob Weir — singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of The Grateful Dead — will executive produce along with Parish, and Weir will oversee all aspects of music for the series. Bernie Cahill and ROAR also will serve as executive producers on the project, with Stephen Emery serving as co-executive producer.
Parish is represented by UTA and Ryan Nord (Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof, & Fishman); Weir is with UTA and Jacqueline Sabec (King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, LLP).