‘Generation’ Duo Set Marching Band Show at Amazon With John Benjamin Hickey, Chanté Adams to Star

Generation creators Daniel and Ben Barnz have lined up their next show.

The married couple has landed a pilot order at Amazon for the marching band dramedy Band, with John Benjamin Hickey (Pitch Perfect, The Big C) and Chanté Adams (A League of Their Own, A Man in Full) set to lead the ensemble cast.

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The potential series, like Max’s Generation, follows a group of teens as they navigate adolescence while finding a sense of belonging in their school’s marching band.

Rounding out the cast are Miguel Ángel Garcia (The Long Game, Promised Land) as star Axel; newcomer Lynley Eilers as his fiercely loyal best friend Sasha; Alex Fitzalan (The Society, The Wilds) as sexy Simon; Henry Hunter Hall (The Watcher, Hunters) as heartthrob drummer Evan. Hickey will play the band’s fearless leader Cole, while Adams is set as his right-hand Zadie.

Daniel Barnz wrote and directed Max’s Generation, which he co-created alongside his teenage daughter, Zelda, and exec produced alongside his husband, Ben Barnz. The couple’s perfectly named production company, We’re Not Brothers, is based at Amazon with an overall deal. The couple is repped by the Framework Collective and Lichter Grossman. Band is produced by Amazon MGM Studios and also counts Framework’s David Stone as an exec producer.

Generation aired for one supersized season on Max. The high school-set dramedy featured a cast of up-and-coming stars that included Justice Smith (Jurassic World), Nava Mau (Baby Reindeer), Chase Sui Wonders (Bodies Bodies Bodies) and Lukita Maxwell (Shrinking).

Garcia is repped by Inclusion, Mucho Mas Media, Johnson Shaprio and CESD. Hall is with BKEntertainment, Atlas Artists and Del Shaw. Ellers is with Collier Talent AgencyFitzalan is with UTA, Mosaic, CBM Management and Jackoway Austen. Hickey is with CAA and MGMT Entertainment. Adams is with UTA, Linden Entertainment and Jackoway Austen.

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