Rolling Stones dressed up - Copenhagen - 1970
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A Rolling Stones TV series is coming to FX

The Rolling Stones may have been readying themselves to go out on tour in 2020 but, like the rest of the world, the band were quickly grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the issues, the group have enjoyed a hefty year, releasing a new edition of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup and now they seem to have a scripted TV series in the making. It has been confirmed that FX has commissioned two seasons of a brand new series focusing on the bad boys of pop music in the sixties, The Rolling Stones.

The series is set to charter the band’s course from the moment founding members Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, first got together through to their standout year of 1972.

It’s an exciting prospect for any Rolling Stones fans and the added extras of big names involved with the production have kept many people smiling over recent days. As well as the production company behind Netflix’s smash-hit The Crown, the show has also recruited High Fidelity novelist Nick Hornby to write the series.

The show, which is yet to have a working title, has got the band’s fans falling over themselves in anticipation as the chance to relive the halcyon days of one of the biggest bands on the planet proves too tempting to avoid for too long.

2020 may have been scheduled to plan out differently for The Rolling Stones but following the released of their Jimmy Page jam from 1974, ‘Scarlet’, their first new material since 2016 in ‘Living in a Ghost Town’, and now a new TV series, things could have certainly gone worse.

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