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Riley Keough, granddaughter of Elvis Presley, stars in new rock ‘n roll series

The family’s musical legacy lives on in Daisy Jones & The Six.
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Riley Keough is dusting off her bellbottoms and long coats to star as the lead in Daisy Jones & The Six, a TV adaptation based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name.

WATCH BELOW: Daisy Jones & The Six Official Trailer | Prime Video

The series hits close to home for Riley, who is the granddaughter of rock legend Elvis Presley. But, that’s not to say it means she’s continuing her family’s musical legacy in the series.

“I certainly wouldn’t put that pressure on it,” the 33-year-old told Los Angeles Times. “I don’t know if there is continuing my grandfather’s legacy, it’s its own sort of thing to me.”

However, that hasn’t stopped production from drawing inspiration from the musical icon, with a hidden tribute to Elvis found in one of the outfits.

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Riley Keough is the granddaughter of rock legend Elvis Presley. (Credit: Amazon Studios)

Daisy Jones & The Six’s hidden connection to Elvis Presley

In an interview with People, series costume designer Denise Wingate confirmed that two coats pay a subtle tribute to the music icon and Riley’s grandfather, Elvis Presley.

“We didn’t talk about her family that much or her lineage–I was very respectful of her private life,” Denise told the publication. “But I did find this woman named Love Melody who made rock and roll clothes in the ’70s.”

“She actually made two jumpsuits for Elvis Presley, so I had her make two beautiful, long coats for the show. One is a denim-leather patchwork long coat and the other a beautiful rust leather.”

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The series’ costume designer drew inspiration from Elvis’ wardrobe. (Credit: Getty)

What is Daisy Jones & The Six about?

As per the synopsis, Daisy Jones & The Six follows the fictional story of the iconic 1970s band called The Six, fronted by two feuding yet charismatic lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne.

Drawn together by personal and artistic chemistry, their complicated musical partnership catapulted the band from obscurity to unbelievable fame – before they suddenly called it quits.

Set to the soundtrack of original music from Daisy Jones & the Six (which you can listen to here) – the series tells the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers.

WATCH BELOW: Daisy Jones & the Six – Official Teaser | Prime Video

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What is the release date for Daisy Jones & The Six?

Daisy Jones & The Six is ready to stream online from March 3, 2023 – bringing sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll to the small screen.

And, if you’d like to read the book before tuning in for the series, you can shop it now at Booktopia, Amazon or Dymocks.

Where to watch Daisy Jones & The Six in Australia

All 13 episodes of Daisy Jones & The Six are available to stream now exclusively on Prime Video.

Stream it now on Prime Video, live and on demand with a 30 day free trial. Start your free trial here.

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Who is cast in Daisy Jones & The Six?

Riley Keough stars as Daisy Jones, Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne, Camila Morrone as Camila Dunne, Will Harrison as Graham Dunne and Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko.

Josh Whitehouse also stars as Eddie Roundtree, Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rojas, Nabiyah Be as Simone Jackson, and Tom Wright as Teddy Price.

Timothy Olyphant also makes a special guest appearance as Rod Reyes.

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Daisy Jones & The Six is available to watch on Prime Video. (Credit: Amazon Studios)

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