THE REVOLUTION OF ROCK & ROLL COMES TO LIFE WITH THE NEW HBO ORIGINAL SERIES, “VINYL”
HBO has announced the premiere of the new original drama series, Vinyl, on February 14th at 21hrs*, simultaneous with the United States. Created by three of the most recognized names in the industry, Martin Scorsese (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), winner of multiple Oscar® and Emmy® awards; Mick Jagger, the legendary artist, winner of a Golden Globe® award; and Emmy® winner, Terence Winter (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire).
Vinyl is a ride through the sex and drug addled music business of 1970s New York at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. The ten-episode series includes a two-hour pilot, directed by Scorsese, followed by one-hour episodes every subsequent Sunday. Vinyl will also be available on HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
His wife, Devon, a former actress and model for the renowned Andy Warhol during the 60’s, spends her days with their two children, in their suburban Greenwich home. Richie’s personal and professional crises put additional stress on their relationship, inspiring Devon to return to her Bohemian roots.
Vinyl stars two-time Emmy® award winner, Bobby Cannavale (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Richie Finestra; SAG® award nominee, Olivia Wilde (HBO’s Doll and Em) as Devon; and multiple Emmy® award winner, Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Zak Yankovich.
The series also includes performances by Birgitte Hjort Sørensen in the role of Ingrid, Devon’s friend; Juno Temple as Jamie Vine, the ambitious A&R assistant at American Century who uses her experiences to integrate herself into New York’s music scene; Jack Quaid as Clark Morelle, an ambitious A&R executive; James Jagger as Kip Stevens, founder and singer for the rock band, The Nasty Bits; and Paul Ben-Victor as Maury Oro, Richie’s mentor and owner of Rondelay Records.
Scorsese, Jagger, and Winter serve as executive producers along with Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras.