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‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ Star Riley Keough Shoots Down Any Hope for Season 2

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Despite the success of “Daisy Jones & the Six,” star Riley Keough says the band isn’t getting back together anytime soon.

Despite fans hoping — and demanding — a second season of the Prime Video miniseries adaptation of Tara Jenkin Reid’s best-selling novel, Keough tells me, “I would love to but I don’t know if it’s in the cards…I haven’t heard anything.”

The series followed Daisy Jones (Keough) and her bandmates (Sam Claflin, Camila Morrone, Suki Waterhouse, Will Harrison, Josh Whitehouse and Sebastian Chacon) as they make their way through the Los Angeles music scene of the 1970s. The series premiered just over a year ago to positive reviews. Keough and Morrone earned Emmy nominations as did the show for outstanding limited or anthology series.

Showrunner Scott Neustadter told Variety’s Katcy Stephan shortly after the show premiered last year that the “Daisy Jones” team was definitely open to more seasons. “I think that would be amazing,” he said. “If people are interested in this story and these people, maybe we’ll get an opportunity to do that. Leave the door open. Why not? If people enjoy what you’re doing and want more of it, that’s not a bad problem.”

Keough’s new series, “Under the Bridge,” is an adaptation of late journalist Rebecca Godfrey’s book about Reena Virk (Vritika Gupta), a 14-year-old Canadian girl who was bullied and murdered by classmates in 1997. Keough portrays Godfrey in the eight-episode series as she begins work on the book while reconnecting with family and friends in her hometown. Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone plays a local police officer. The cast also includes Javon Walton (“Euphoria”), Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”), Izzy G, Chloe Guidry, Aiyana Goodfellow, Ezra Faroque Khan and Anoop Desai.

Keough said would like to see the series spark conversation around bullying and the lives of troubled youth. “Hopefully there could be empathy found and understanding and radical forgiveness that you find at certain points in the show.”

Keough also said that the dark subject matter stayed with her even after wrapping. “I always take everything home with me,” she said. “But I think it was really about honoring these people and their lives. When it’s about real people, it’s less about you and more about honoring them.”