The latest from DB Weiss, he confirmed his non-involvement in one of the game of thrones fallout for HBO. But it turns out Weiss was flipping an old script back to 11, as we get our first look at Metal Lordsdirected by Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) from a script by Weiss, with music produced by Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello. It arrives on Netflix on April 8.
Oh, and it’s a comedy.
Metal Lords tells the story of two high school students (Jaeden Martell and Adrian Greensmith) who start a metal band, recruiting a cellist (Isis Hainsworth) to complete their trio in an effort to win the local Battle of the Bands.
Also in the Metal Lords the cast is Brett Gelman (Flea bag) and Sufe Bradshaw (Veep) as members of the school staff, therefore you know it will be funny. Not seen in the trailer: Joe Manganiello (true blood), but we do know the dude has a lineup of co-stars with Pee-wee Herman in the Pee-wee Netflix movie.
It’s not a crazy idea for Weiss to explore metal music. After all, he asked members of Mastodon’s band to play wildlings in an episode of Obtained, and White Walkers in another. OK so Obtained also employed Ed Sheeran for a cameo, but still. That said, Morello brings legit rock bona fide to the ball rolling. And he and Weiss apparently bonded over picking up their respective kids from the same school.
“I grew up in a small, cloistered, conservative suburb where my musical tastes ran counter to almost everyone at school and certainly every teacher, so it’s something I can relate to very well. identify,” Morello said. Billboard. “It’s the story of kids trying to form their first band and having a dream, but maybe not having the technical ability or the artistic vision to make that dream come true. Or do they? For me, it ties in in many ways with the real story of so many kids locked up in these suburban hells and the key to getting out is electric guitar, drums or rock and roll. The music shows a way to transcend this suffocated daily existence, to try to be something better, to be something more authentic and true than what is transmitted to you by your environment.
Metal Lords premieres April 8, 2022 on Netflix.