In a decision that hit quicker than a massive line of cocaine, HBO has already renewed the rock drama Vinyl for a second season. The series which stars Bobby Cannavale as a record producer trying to make his way in ’70s rock ‘n’ roll premiered on Sunday and received rave reviews. Vinyl is executive produced by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, who know a thing or two about ’70s rock ‘n’ roll. The showrunner for Vinyl is Terrance Winter, who has previously worked on The Sopranos and has collaborated with Scorsese on Boardwalk Empire and The Wolf of Wall Street.
I’ve yet to watch the series premiere of Vinyl, but the creative team behind the show is enough to warrant interest, and apparently HBO feels that they’re enough to warrant a second season only one episode into the first. Vinyl airs on HBO Sunday nights at 10pm and co-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 along side Cannavale.
From the press release:
VINYL kicked off its ten-episode first season Sunday, Feb. 14 with a two-hour pilot 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.