Ray Romano Will Co-Star In HBO’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Drama

The upcoming fifth season of “Boardwalk Empire” will bring the prohibition era drama to an end as Terence Winter gears up for his next HBO drama alongside Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and George Mastras. Last year, Bobby Cannavale landed a leading role in Winter’s currently untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll drama, but the latest addition to the cast is a face very familiar to TV viewers.
Deadline is reporting that Ray Romano has signed on to play Zak Yankovich, the right hand man of record executive Richie Finestra (Cannavale) as the series explores the music business of the ‘70s against the backdrop of New York city and the rise of disco and punk.
Romano’s character is said to be “the tough and sharp-witted Head of Promotions of American Century with years of experience dating back to the shady, mob-infested days of the recording business.” Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple are also costarring in the drama with Cannavale. The pilot episode is expected to begin filming this summer with Scorsese as the director.
After starring in “Everybody Loves Raymond” for nine seasons, Romano went on to create and star in “Men of a Certain Age” for TNT before landing his current recurring role on NBC’s “Parenthood.” According to Deadline, Romano will likely remain on “Parenthood” in some capacity if it returns for another season.


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