New Series Vinyl Debuts February 14th On HBO Canada
Created by Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Mick Jagger (HBO’s Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown) and Academy Award winner and Emmy winner Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Boardwalk Empire), along with acclaimed author Rich Cohen and Academy Award nominee and multiple Emmy winner Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sopranos), Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business of 1970s New York at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.
Vinyl follows Richie Finestra, the founder and president of American Century Records, as he is trying to save his company and soul without destroying everyone in his path. With his passion for music and discovering talent gone by the wayside, and American Century on the precipice of being sold, he has a life-altering event that reignites his love of music, but severely damages his personal life. It stars two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) as Richie Finestra, SAG Award nominee Olivia Wilde (Doll and Em) and multiple Emmy winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond). Scorsese, Jagger and Winter executive produce along with Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras. Executive music producer, Mick Jagger. Winter serves as showrunner.
The HBO drama series kicks off its ten-episode season on Sunday, February 14th at 9pm, with a pilot directed by Scorsese, from a teleplay by Terence Winter and George Mastras, and story by all four show creators, followed by hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.
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