New details on Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s long-in-the-works TV series about a ’70s New York City record label exec have been revealed. The drama will be entitled Vinyl and is set to air on HBO next year. Update: Watch a teaser trailer below.
The show, which has been in development since 2011, will focus on the “drug and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out,” according to a press release. As we previously noted, Scorsese is set to direct the pilot episode and, alongside Jagger, will serve as one of the show’s executive producers. Terrence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) has been tapped as showrunner and will pen the pilot’s script.
Actor Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire, Third Watch) is set to play the role of American Century Records president Richie Finestra, who must make a “life-changing decision” amidst the chaos of the ever-evolving ’70s music scene. His wife Devon, a former actress and model, will be played by Olivia Wilde (Her, Tron: Legacy). Also on-board are Ray Romano as Zak Yankovich, American Century’s Head of Promotions, and Andrew “Dice” Clay, who will portray the owner of a chain of radio stations. Jagger’s son James also appears as Kip Stevens, the frontman of punk band Nasty Bits.
The new HBO series is just one of many music-related projects from Scorsese. Previously, the renowned director released a George Harrison documentary and helmed Michael Jackson’s 1987 music video for “Bad”. He and Jagger also worked together on The Rolling Stones’ 2006 documentary Shine A Light.