Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter Are Developing HBO Series HISTORY OF MUSIC

     July 23, 2010


When Martin Scorsese’s name becomes a part of a project you know heads are going to turn.  When you add The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire writer Terence Winter, people’s mouths begin to water.  And then throw in rock-and-roll icon Mick Jagger: there would be mayhem in the streets.  Deadline reports that all three of those names are in talks to produce a new show on HBO based on an idea of Jagger’s.  The show — tentatively titled History of Music — would center on two friends over the course of forty years in the music industry, from early R&B to modern day hip hop.

Music has been bouncing around Hollywood for some time.  Originally housed at Disney, Scorsese took it to Paramount where he was set to direct.  Scorsese still has first dibs to direct the pilot now that it’s at HBO, if he so chooses.  Scorsese and Winter teamed up before for the gangster series Boardwalk Empire, which debuts September 19th.  Jagger has worked with Scorsese several times, most recently on the concert documentary Shine A Light.