Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, chronicling the exploits of legendary music artists, begins its eight-episode second season Friday, November 2 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on Cinemax. While the first season of the show spotlighted country musicians, Tales from the Tour Bus Season 2 focuses on funk music greats, including George Clinton, Rick James, James Brown and Bootsy Collins. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Parliament-Funkadelic founder Clinton serves as consulting producer and provides original music for the series.
Marking a return to his roots in animation and as a musician, Judge (King of the Hill; Beavis and Butt-Head; Emmy nominee for HBO’s Silicon Valley) co-created, narrates and serves as an executive producer on the series, which recounts the raucous adventures of these musicians, as told by those who knew them best.
Tales from the Tour Bus features animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, who share uncensored anecdotes about the artists, brought to life by animated reenactments, and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.
Returning for season two are executive producers Glen Zipper and Sean Stuart, along with writer and co-executive producer Mark Monroe. Joining the show is veteran music journalist Nelson George (Finding the Funk, HBO’s Life Support) as consulting producer.
Debuting on Cinemax in Sept. 2017, the first season of Tales from the Tour Bus spotlighted country music legends, including Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings and Blaze Foley.
Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus was created by Mike Judge, Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett, and is executive produced by Mike Judge, Glen Zipper and Sean Stuart.