The members of Los Angeles-based dance punk outfit YACHT have announced that they’re making a TV show. Just so we’re clear, this isn’t some shitty reality show. This is an actual scripted comedy, entitled Support, loosely based on the band’s experiences. They describe it as “An ensemble comedy about life on the rock ‘n’ roll road, as seen through the eyes of its least glamorous participants: the opening band.” The show has been optioned by Amazon Studios, Amazon’s production arm. Via Stereogum:
For the past three years, we’ve imagined our lives on the road as a TV show. In many ways, a tour is a perfect analogue to an episodic series: there’s a central cast of characters, recurring locations, absurd scenarios, and new conflicts to resolve every day. There are just too many stranger-than-fiction moments that we’ve wanted to share, but haven’t had the time or outlet to do so. We’ve been keeping notes of every ridiculous interaction and story in a shared document and we can’t wait to unearth them all through the show.
Wait, Amazon has a production arm?