After teaming up for a critically-acclaimed five-season run with Boardwalk Empire, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter are teaming up with HBO for a new series entitled Vinyl. Today, HBO has released a new trailer for this upcoming series, which is slated to debut in January 2016 on the cable network. Fans got their first look at Vinyl back in August when the first footage was released.
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York. A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. Richie has great ear for discovering talent, who undergoes a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision.
The supporting cast also features Olivia Wilde as Devon Finestra, Richie's wife, a former actress/model who lived a Bohemian life in 1960s New York. Richie's crisis causes strain on their family and propels her to re-immerse in her former lifestyle. Ray Romano portrays Zak Yankovich, one of Richie's partners, the tough and savvy Head of Promotions of American Century with decades of experience dating back to the dark, mob-infested days of the recording business. Juno Temple plays Jamie Vine, an ambitious assistant in the A&R Department of American Century. She uses her keen abilities to manipulate people and blend into the various subcultures of the New York music underground in order to break through the glass ceiling and get ahead at the record label.
Also starring in Vinyl is Andrew "Dice" Clay as Frank "Buck" Rogers, the cocaine-fueled owner of a chain of radio stations, Ato Essandoh as Lester Grimes, a former singer and ex-colleague of Richie Finestra and Max Casella as Julius "Julie" Silver, nurturing yet with an explosive temper, and the Head of A&R of American Century, who struggles to stay hip and relevant in the young man's game of the rock 'n' roll business. James Jagger as Kip Stevens, lead singer of Nasty Bits, an early punk-rock band. Jack Quaid as Clark Morelle, a young A&R executive at American Century who struggles for a foothold in the competitive environment of the A&R team.
Vinyl's Pilot episode was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter. Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi and Allen Coulter also serve as executive producers alongside Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, with Winter himself serving as show runner. Take a look at the new footage below, and stay tuned for more on Vinyl.