See the Sun Records profile of director Roland Joffé

Meet Roland Joffé, the legendary director of CMT’s new scripted series, Sun Records. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be directed by Roland Joffé.

Sun Records

About Sun Records

Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, Sun Records tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest.

Sun Records premieres Thursday, February 23 at 10/9c on CMT.