Amazon’s Prime Video Takes on Another Book-to-Series Adaptation


The cast of Daisy Jones and the Six, based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestselling novel.

Myra Oman

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Bestseller Novel, Daisy Jones & The Six, has become a TV mini-series. 

     Daisy Jones & The Six is a musical drama that follows the story of the rise and fall of a fictional famous rock band in the 70’s, vaguely inspired by Fleetwood Mac. The series and the book follow a similar format, with the band sharing their experiences in a documentary style series,  20 years after the band calls it quits. 

   Fans of Daisy Jones & The Six, including myself, have enjoyed seeing the band come to life.  All the elements that I loved from reading the novel, ended up just how I imagined them to be. Aurora, the album by Daisy Jones & The Six coming to life is something I also enjoyed and it has also gained massive popularity with over 3,500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

     There are massive changes added to the show that weren’t included in the book, including aspects of the characters’ personalities, songs, and even changing plot elements that were not in the novel. Taylor Jenkins Reid spoke out in an interview talking about the changes for the show. “Here’s a new version of this story. Here are new versions of this song. Here’s a new way to enjoy this. Hopefully, my readers will feel like they’re finding the things they love about it and that it is something different. I like that it’s different.”   

     The casting of the characters in the show was indeed spot on. Notably, the mini-series features the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, Riley Keough as Daisy Jones, British actor Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne, English model, actress, and singer Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko, and many more. 

All the episodes of Daisy Jones & The Six are about an hour long, and are released weekly in the span of 10 episodes.