This is the first trailer for HBO’s upcoming series set in the New York music scene of the 1970s, ‘Vinyl,’ directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Scorsese and Mick Jagger. The show is written by Terence Winter (‘The Sopranos,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’) and George Mastras, of ‘Breaking Bad’ fame.
The ten-part series, which will air on HBO next year, concerns a character called Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale (also from ‘Boardwalk Empire’), who is an executive at the imaginary label American Century. In the story, which takes place as new wave, disco and hip-hop are all developing, Finestra attempts to shake up the label with a punk band in the style of the New York Dolls.
‘Vinyl’ also stars Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple and Mick’s son, James Jagger,who plays the frontman with the early punk band, the Nasty Bits. The cast additionally includes Douglas Smith, who appeared in HBO’s long-running ‘Big Love’ and in ‘Terminator: Genisys’ among other credits.
Variety reports that in a Q&A session last week, at the Television Critics Association summer tour, HBO president Michael Lombardo commented: “[Rolling] Stones music will be in the series but not with any more frequency than any other music of the period. Mick’s son is one of our series’ regulars. James is playing a young musician who looks not unlike his father. But the band has nothing to do with the Rolling Stones.”