The series finally has a title and a launch date.
The rock ‘n’ roll drama series being executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger is called Vinyl and is due to arrive in 2016 through HBO. Centred around the fictional label American Century Records, the show is set to star Boardwalk Empire‘s Bobby Cannavale, House’s Olivia Wilde, and James Jagger, son of the Rolling Stones frontman.
Set in 1970s New York, the series will explore the drug- and sex-fuelled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive – played by Cannavale – trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.
Ray Romano will take the role of Richie’s partner Zak Yankovich while Wilde plays Richie’s actress-model wife Devon. P.J. Byrne will play Scott Levitt, the head of legal for American Century Records, Joe Caniano is Richie’s longtime chauffeur and confidante Leo; and Andrew “Dice” Clay will play Frank “Buck” Rogers, the obnoxious owner of a chain of radio stations. James Jagger plays Nasty Bits punk singer Kip Stevens and there’s a role for Birgitte Sorenson as Ingrid, a Danish actress favored by Andy Warhol.
Boardwalk Empire writer Terence Winter wrote the script for the pilot and Breaking Bad writer George Mastras will act as writer and executive producer.
Earlier this year Scorsese turned Brooklyn’s Rough Trade record shop into a 1970s Sam Goody storefront for filming of the series. [via Screen Crush/ Vinyl Factory]