TALIHINA SKY, detailing the Grammy® Winners’ rise to fame from Bible Belt beginnings will premieres Sunday, August 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The film premiered this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival.
When three teenaged brothers and their cousin rebelled against their strict, religious Southern upbringing to form a rock band named Kings of Leon , their humble back story garnered almost as much attention as their music. Many questioned if they were really related and if rumors of their father being a Pentecostal preacher were true. Since then, the band has achieved worldwide, Grammy® Award-winning success and now, the mystery and myths behind these budding rock legends will be laid to rest in the documentary TALIHINA SKY: THE STORY OF KINGS OF LEON, premiering on SHOWTIME on Sunday, August 21 at 10 PM ET/PT.
The documentary kicks off at the annual Followill family reunion in the back woods of Talihina, Oklahoma, where the boys return to their roots and unwind with their family. First-time director and Followill friend Stephen C. Mitchell weaves personal home videos, unedited interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s journey from their small-town beginnings — spent in poverty and touring the Bible Belt with their father, a Pentecostal evangelist minister, and their devout mother — to living the rock star dream.