Streaming giant Amazon has started developing a biopic TV series based
on the memoirs of former Grateful Dead roadie, and Jerry Garcia’s manager, Steve Parish.
In a must for all Deadheads, the TV series will be based on Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road With the Grateful Dead, a 2003 memoir written by Parish. It will be based on his true to life account as one of the band’s longtime roadies and confidants.
According to reports in Deadline.com, Grateful Dead singer Bob Weir will executive produce the project and will also oversee the show’s music. As of yet no writer has been announced for the show.
Parish’s book, Home Before Daylight, documents his time as a full time member of the Grateful Dead’s family, from his beginnings as a roadie right through to his eventual job as Jerry Garcia’s manager.
This isn’t the first attempt to make an adaptation of Parish’s memoirs. It was first attempted in 2008, also with Weir as musical director, before the project ground to a halt.
2015 was the year The Grateful Dead celebrated 50 years together. Between the reunion shows, box sets and now the TV show, it seems Deadheads have plenty to keep them going until the band heads back out on the road next year.