HBO orders second season of ‘Vinyl’ after just one episode

Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger serve as executive producers on the 1970s-set rock drama

HBO has renewed Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s rock drama Vinyl for a second season.

Although episode one of the 1970s-set series only aired on Sunday (February 14) and attracted a disappointing audience of 760,000 to the network, HBO announced yesterday (February 18) that it has ordered a new batch of episodes to air in 2017.

In the UK, Vinyl began a day later than in the US and will continue to air on Sky Atlantic on Monday nights.


Jagger and Scorsese serve as executive producers on the series, which has been created by Terence Winter, the writer-producer behind Boardwalk Empire. Scorsese also directed its pilot episode.

Bobby Cannavale, who won an Emmy for his performance as Gyp Rosetti in season three of Boardwalk Empire, stars as Richie, a cocaine-addicted record executive trying to relaunch his label in New York as the new sounds of disco and punk bubble up from the underground.

The show’s ensemble cast also includes include Juno Temple, Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde, Andrew Dice Clay and Borgen‘s Birgitte Sorenson. Meanwhile, Mick Jagger’s son James has been cast as the singer of a fictional punk band called Nasty Bits. Check out the season one trailer below.

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