The show is about to begin.
The long-awaited Prime Video series Daisy Jones & the Six, based on the 2019 Taylor Jenkins Reid novel of the same name, has released its first teaser, and it's already chalk-full of tension.
In the short clip, the band is about to begin a jam-packed concert, and the crowd is excited. But before they hit their first note, titular lead singer Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and tortured frontman Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin) share a loaded look.
Then, the band's logo pops up onscreen with a new release date, reading, "Daisy Jones & the Six. New series March 3."
The series, which follows the rise and fall of a 1970s rock band loosely based on Fleetwood Mac, has been long in the works, having been optioned by Reese Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine before the novel even hit shelves. According to a Dec. 6 Vanity Fair feature on the series, shooting was set to begin in 2020 before Covid-19 shut down production for over a year and a half.
But according to the cast, the break gave them time to hone their musical craft, as all of the actors play their own instruments and sing in the series. Keough and Claflin, who play the show's main characters Daisy and Billy (who form a turbulent relationship despite Billy's marriage), found it particularly needed, as neither of them had trained professionally before.
"I sounded so bad that I started crying," she remembered. "I was like, 'I can't do it,' and when I can't do something it lights a fire in me to be able to do it. I was like, 'I have to do it.' I'm gonna go to this vocal coach, and he's gonna teach me how to f--king belt, whatever I need to do to get this. It really became about pushing myself to do things I've never done before."
And all that training hasn't gone to waste: According to Vanity Fair, the cast has been keeping their "musical chops sharp" for a possible real-life concert.
"When I first got that guitar put in my hand, [I thought] this is not gonna feel right with this in my hand," Claflin recalled. "But by the end of it, I just felt like Billy, Billy felt like me. It just pours out of me."
Daisy Jones & the Six premieres March 3 on Prime Video. Check out your first look at images from the series below.