HBO has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming drama series Vinyl. From executive producers Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, and Mick Jagger, the show takes place in 1970s New York and follows a record executive (Bobby Cannavale) trying to keep his label alive as punk, disco, and hip-hop are on the rise, with the series delving deep into the drug- and sex-fueled music business. The show actually began as an idea for a feature film before Scorsese, Winter and Jagger opted to go the longform route and develop it for HBO. The idea has been in place for some time, and as Winter’s drama series Boardwalk Empire came to a close, he segued right into Vinyl, for which he serves as showrunner.
This new trailer takes a closer look at what appears to be the primary band at the center of at least the first few episodes of the show, The Naughty Bits. I’m curious to see if Vinyl will result in Glee-sized iTunes sales for HBO and whether it might become a haven for some really great original music. With Jagger onboard as an executive producer, one imagines they haven’t had trouble finding talented musicians to pitch in on the series.
Check out the latest trailer below, along with a series of images. Vinyl premieres on HBO on February 14th with the Scorsese-directed pilot and also stars Juno Temple, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Andrew “Dice Clay, Ato Essandoh,Max Casella, James Jagger, Jack Quaid, Brirgitte Hjort Sorenson, and P.J. Byrne.
Here’s the official synopsis for Vinyl:
Richie Finestra, the founder and president of American Century Records, 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.