The two-and-a-half minute official trailer for Daisy Jones and the Six is out today, which is different from one-and-a-half minute teaser that Prime Video released three weeks ago.
Having seen both the teaser and the trailer and given some time to ponder the forthcoming series, I have mixed feelings. Here are the pros and cons.
Pro: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s source material, which tracks the rise and fall of the title band, is a blast, and genuinely one of my favorite novels of the last five years.
Con: The audiobook, from which many of us consumed the novel, benefits greatly from one of the best audiobook voice casts ever in Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, Pablo Schreiber, Ari Fliakos, January LaVoy, and audiobook narrator GOAT, Julia Whelan. It will be difficult to live up to their performances.
Pro: Riley Keogh looks the part of Daisy Jones, she’s a terrific actress, and being the granddaughter of Elvis makes her casting even more meaningful.
Con: I’ve liked Keogh in everything I’ve seen her in — Zola, The Girlfriend Experience, Logan Lucky — but she’s never exhibited the sort of gravitational pull required of the Daisy Jones character.
Pro: Sam Claflin has great ’70s hair.
Con: Sam Claflin’s great ’70s hair is about all he has going for him. He looks nothing like the character I imagined, although that’s unfair because I mostly imagined Billy Crudup in Almost Famous. Still, he looks like a Will Arnett caricature of a ’70s rock star, and I don’t think much of his acting abilities.
Pro: Phoebe Bridgers and Marcus Mumford will appear on the soundtrack about a fictional band with plenty of parallels to Fleetwood Mac.
Con: It’s going to be hard to live up to the actual Fleetwood Mac.
Pro: A television series will really let us get to know these characters.
Con: I adored the book, but the book is slight, and really, this should have been a movie.
Pro: Timothy Olyphant is in this.
Con: There is no con.
Daisy Jones and the Six premieres on March 3rd on Prime Video.