HBO has unveiled the first (brief) teaser trailer for the “Untitled Rock ‘N Roll” series from executive producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter, which now has a title: Vinyl. The project has been in the works for a while as Winter’s Boardwalk Empire follow-up (he’s the showrunner for Vinyl), with Scorsese directing the pilot and executive producing alongside Jagger. Set in 1970s New York, the show is told through the eyes of a record executive trying to keep his label alive as punk and disco are on the rise, with the series exploring “the drug- and sex-fueled music business.”
Boardwalk Empire alum Bobby Cannavale leads the series as the aforementioned record executive Richie Finestra, Olivia Wilde plays his former actress/model wife Devon, Ray Romano is Zak Yankovich, the Head of Promotions for the label, and Juno Temple fills the role of Jamie Vine, an ambitious assistant in the A&R department with aspirations of breaking through the glass ceiling.
This is without a doubt of the most anticipated television events in the works at the moment, and with a 2016 debut set, HBO appear ready to start introducing Vinyl to audiences. Watch the teaser below, and look out for something else (maybe a full trailer?) later this week. The series also stars Andrew “Dice Clay, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, James Jagger, Jack Quaid, Brirgitte Hjort Sorenson, and P.J. Byrne.
Here’s the official logline for Vinyl:
Set in 1970s New York, the series will explore the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.