Reese Witherspoon is continuing to make a claim as one of the more dominant forces in TV producing. After her hit series “Big Little Lies” took HBO by storm, she’s been at the forefront of a variety of major series and films, including the recently released “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+. Now, Amazon is getting in on the Witherspoon game, with a brand-new streaming series starring Riley Keough, titled “Daisy Jones & the Six.”
According to Deadline, Keough has signed on to star in the upcoming ‘70s rock musical/drama series “Daisy Jones & the Six,” which will be directed by Niki Caro. The series is said to follow the rise and fall of the fictional ‘70s rock band of the title, with Keough playing the titular Daisy Jones. The series is based on the best-selling novel by author Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Keough has recently been seen in the Netflix film “Earthquake Bird,” but has also appeared in films such as “The House that Jack Built,” “Hold the Dark,” “Under the Silver Lake,” and “The Lodge.” She’s perhaps best known for her starring role in the series “The Girlfriend Experience.”
While she won’t direct every episode of the series, it’s being reported that Caro will direct several episodes including the pilot. The filmmaker is putting the finishing touches on her upcoming Disney live-action remake “Mulan.” She’s probably best known for films such as “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” “McFarland, USA,” and “Whale Rider.”
Amazon has been on fire in recent years with its offerings of original series, particularly those with strong female leads. The Emmys have been dominated recently thanks to Amazon shows such as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Fleabag.” The streaming service is also working on “A League of Their Own” series, as well as the upcoming Jordan Peele Nazi-hunting thriller series “Hunters.”