From executive producers Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, and music legend Mick Jagger, HBO’s upcoming drama Vinyl is ready to blow the lid off of rock ’n’ roll — maybe even with a little blow. A new trailer has debuted online, giving us a more in-depth look into this world with Bobby Cannavale’s coke- and sex-fueled Richie Finestra.
“When I started in this business, rock ’n’ roll was real and pure,” Richie says in the opening moments, probably while high as a kite. Set in the 1970s of New York City, the show follows this uproarious character as he looks to bring the music genre into a new era, while trying not to let his company fall under or let his work interfere with his drug and alcohol use. Watch the new footage below.
If this trailer is any indication, it takes all the grit and nuances of a Scorsese and Winter film and fuses them into 10 episodes. The former even directed one of the episodes. Elsewhere, we see Cannavale’s bevy of co-stars, including Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, and Juno Temple, the latter of which is featured more prominently in this latest look. They are joined by Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Jack Quaid, James Jagger, and Paul Ben-Victor.
Vinyl will premiere on HBO on February 14th at 9 p.m. Here’s the official synopsis:
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 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.