Amazon Testing Musical Kids Show Feat. Henry Rollins, Bethany Cosentino, Thermals’ Hutch Harris, & More

Amazon Studios, in addition to producing adult series like Transparent and a bunch of other shows that are nowhere near as good as Transparent, has its hands in a lot of children’s programming, mainly because those do well on-demand when you just want to put something on TV to get your kid to shut up for a half-hour. One of their latest projects is a series called A History Of Radness, which is being helmed by Hannah Montana producer/writer Andrew Green, and is about some young kids forming their first band.

It comes with some hefty musical pedigree. The series will feature original music written by the Thermals’ Hutch Harris, and an original score from the Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle’s James Iha. Henry Rollins — who currently hosts his own History Channel show 10 Things You Don’t Know About — will guest star as a character named Coach Carlucci, and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds will serve as the series’ narrators.

The nature of Amazon Studios’ development process, which involves them ordering a few shows to pilot and then having the public vote on which ones they want to see get a larger episode order, means that A History Of Radness may not make it past one episode, but we’ll see when it debuts online this summer.