The start of a new year is always exciting, filled with possibilities and anticipation for all the new shows, movies, and music getting ready to be released. 2022 was a great year for TV especially, so it’ll be fun to see how well 2023 can follow. We’ve got shows like The Crown and Succession dropping their new seasons this year, and we’ve also got some brand-new releases to look forward to. One show that’s actually coming out pretty soon, with its release set for March 3, 2023 on Amazon Prime Video, is Daisy Jones & the Six. Now, this might not be a title you recognize if you’re not familiar with the world of books, specifically book-to-movie adaptations, because this show has actually been several years in the making. It’s based on the wildly popular novel of the same name written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, who also wrote The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (another book I would die for an adaptation of).
This show was meant to come out around 2020. It had been greenlit, they had a cast, and the scripts were written. It was all ready to go, but then…the pandemic hit. The production was halted and pushed back time and time again until it was finally back on track with a release date almost two years later. And now, in 2023, we finally get to see what they’ve done with this story. I can only guess how they’re going to do it since it does take place over several decades; it’s practically a lifetime of events for the main characters. We see how they were raised, how that shaped them into the people they become when their lives all intersect, and we see how they became one of the greatest rock bands of their time. I won’t spoil anything, but it gets very dramatic. I’m hoping the show brings the right amount of drama but still keeps it grounded and real. The characters are so three-dimensional, at least the main ones, and the way their lives all connect and change each other really takes the audience on a ride.
Another part of the story that makes it stand out is its musical aspect. Given that it’s about a band, the story begins, ends, and is centered around music, and the book writes that in a very atmospheric way. Since it is just a book, though, we can’t actually hear these songs. We can only imagine what they might sound like, and the show has the advantage of making it real. I’m excited to hear what they come up with, and I’m so excited for this novel to finally be brought to life.