After only one episode, HBO has renewed the drama series Vinyl for a second season, it was announced yesterday by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, the show is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business of the early 1970s at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.
Vinyl kicked off its ten-episode first season Sunday, Feb. 14 with a two-hour pilot that drew 764,000 viewers. Compared to the premieres of other HBO series, such as True Detective, The Newsroom and The Leftovers, Vinyl’s premiere was much lower.
The pilot was directed by Scorsese, from a teleplay by Terence Winter and George Mastras, and story by Rich Cohen & Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter, with other hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays.
Starring Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record label president who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path, the first season of Vinyl also stars Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor.
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