jakub | May 7, 2024

Smashing Pumpkins share more details of Billy Corgan’s new unscripted series


Smashing Pumpkins have given more details about the new reality show Billy Corgan is fronting.

The eight-episode series, Billy Corgan‘s Adventures In Carnyland, is set to premiere on the CW on May 14 and will let fans “see behind the scenes of SP, Billy’s family and wedding, the NWA and more”.

In another post on X/Twitter, the band encouraged followers to guess who said: “Wrestling is not really in my life”. They then offered a hint: “The show focuses on behind the scenes of SP as well…”

They added: “The show is honest and authentic…and features important people in Billy’s life who… don’t like wrestling.”

The series was first announced in February and centers around Corgan’s involvement in wrestling, having served as the president of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) since 2017.

It was confirmed at the time that the partnership would see several of NWA’s programmes streaming for free on the US network, and also include a new “unscripted untitled series about Corgan’s life, family, role as president of NWA and his ‘day job’.”

The eight-episode series was directed by Volk-Weis and Ian Roumain. The pair executive produced the project alongside Corgan, his wife Chloe Mendel, Cisco Henson and Benjamin J. Frost. Volk-Weis’ media firm Nacelle Company is producing.

A press release reads: “When he isn’t churning out albums and touring the world with his legendary band The Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan is also a wrestling promoter who owns the storied National Wrestling Alliance, which he intends to restore to its former glory.

“As if being a rock star navigating the demanding politics of running both a band (Pumpkinworld) and a group of eccentric wrestlers (Carnyland) isn’t tricky enough, Billy is also a father of two AND he’s planning a wedding to his longtime partner, Chloe. Can he possibly keep all these balls in the air? Tune in to Billy Corgan’s Adventures In Carnyland to find out!”

Smashing Pumpkins are set to embark on a UK and Ireland headline tour with Weezer this summer, including a show at The O2 in London. Find any remaining tickets for the run here.

Additionally, Corgan and co. will hit the road for a North American tour in July. Find any remaining tickets here.





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