HBO releases first teaser for Jagger and Scorsese’s drug-fuelled rock drama ‘Vinyl’ – watch

Bobby Cannavale stars as a coke-addicted record exec trying to relaunch his label in 1970s New York

HBO has released the first teaser for Vinyl, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming drama series set in the music industry in 1970s New York.

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

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. “So, this is my story, clouded by lost brain cells and maybe a little bullshit,” his voiceover explains at the beginning of the music-driven teaser.


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.

Scorsese, who previously worked with Winter on Boardwalk Empire and Jagger on 2008’s The Rolling Stones documentary Shine A Light, has directed the pilot episode of the drama, which will premiere on HBO later this year.