'Paradise City' teaser shows late Cameron Boyce in his final role as young musician Simon
Boyce, who was best known for his roles in the Disney franchise 'Descendants' and TV show 'Jessie', died at the age of 20 on July 8, 2019
The teaser trailer for ‘Paradise City’ Cameron Boyce’s final screen appearance is out, showing him exploring the darker, grittier side of Hollywood.
Boyce, who was best known for his roles in the Disney franchise 'Descendants' and TV show 'Jessie', died at the age of 20 on July 8, 2019. The actor reportedly suffered from epilepsy and had been dealing with seizures for a few years. “It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” a spokesperson said on behalf of the Boyce family then.
“He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him,” the statement further said.
‘Paradise City’ features Boyce as Simon Ostergaard, a musician. The show focuses on the lives of a rock star who seems to have it all, and a young kid who idolizes him. Their paths collide and they find common ground in their broken homes and music.
“Do you think that devil worship is real in Hollywood? Like, the whole black magic, and all that stuff.” Boyce’s character Simon asks in one scene in the teaser. “Oh, I definitely think there's good and evil spirits, and black magic is real,” responds Natalie, played by Perrey Reeves. The teaser trailer is a montage of neon lights, parties, addiction and heartbreak as Palaye Royale’s song ‘Tonight Is The Night I Die’ plays in the backdrop.
Last week, the official Instagram account for the show shared a post about Boyce. It said, “Cameron Boyce stars as a leading character ‘Simon’ in all eight episodes of the first season of ‘Paradise City’. The series was filmed just months before his tragic passing. He gave us an incredible performance as a young musician, bandleader, and aspiring DIY executive in the music business. Cameron was truly one of a kind spectacular talent. Every scene he was written in was shot and completed in the first season. We will be donating a portion of the TV show’s profits to @thecameronboycefoundation.”
‘Paradise City’ also stars Bella Thorne, Drea De Matteo, Mark Boone, Fairuza Balk, Rys Coiro, Ryan Hurst, Booboo Stewart, Olivia Culpo, and Brooke Lyons. No official release date for the first season of the show has been announced yet.