Vinyl promises to be an epic series about 70s era Rock and Roll, and it is arriving from the producers of Boardwalk Empire, Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese, who have teamed-up with iconic Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to ensure one of the most authentic experiences ever. HBO has finally released the first trailer for Vinyl. And as expected, it promises to be something quite special.
Many were upset that Boardwalk Empire got a truncated /boardwalk-empire-movie-wahlberg-scorsese/final season. One of the purported reasons that happened was because executive producer Terence Winter was a little too eager to begin work on Vinyl. It would once again have him working with Martin Scorsese, whom he collaborated on not just with Boardwalk Empire, but also the extremely popular tue-life thriller The Wolf of Wall Street. And when Mick Jagger jumped into the mix, that pretty much sealed the fate of Nucky Thompson. As a result, we finally have our first look at this long simmering project, which delves into the 70's music industry.
Vinyl is headlined by Bobby Cannavale, whom you may remember played the villainous Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire Season 3. He is joined by a stellar ensemble that includes Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and Juno Temple. Earlier in the week, HBO sent out a teaser via Instagram that got audiences quite excited. Now, HBO has released the full synopsis for the series.
"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."
Vinyl's Pilot episode was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter, marking it a true collaborative experience. Olivia Wilde is playing the wife of Richie, Devon Finestra. Ray Romano, who is only in the trailer for a split second, arrives as Finestra's partner Zak Yankovich (no relation to 'Weird Al' we think). Juno Temple is taking on the role of an office assistant named Jamie Vine. In its first season, the show will also feature appearances from Andrew Dice Clay, Max Casella and the truly electrifying Birgitte Hjort Sørensen.
Vinyl almost feels like the first cousin of Goodfellas. The trailer is pure Martin Scorsese, who sets the tone for other directors coming in for future episodes. This teaser certainly has a lot of energy, and it looks like all parties involved have another small screen hit on their hands that will surely rival anything playing on the big screen. So what are you waiting for? A written invitation? Jump in and experience all that Vinyl has to offer! The show is set to premiere sometime in 2016.