After receiving critical acclaim for the premiere of its new 1970s rock ‘n roll drama Vinyl, HBO has already announced they have renewed the series for a second season. Only one episode has aired, but HBO is already gearing up for two season.
The two-hour pilot just aired on Sunday, and has already received high praise. According to Deadline, only about 764,000 viewers tuned in for the pilot, but HBO stands by the quality of its series and sees a promising future. The first season will contain 10 episodes.
Vinyl is an hour long drama series about the music world in the 1970s. Aside from the typical subjects of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, Vinyl also addresses the rise of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The series follows a record label president, Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), as a record label president whose mission is to save his company without destroying his soul and everyone in his way. Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger, and Paul Ben-Victor also star in the first season of Vinyl.
Martin Scorsese directed Vinyl‘s two-hour pilot based on a teleplay by Terence Winter and George Mastras and story by Rich Cohen, Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, and Terence Winter
Check out the trailer for Vinyl below.
Vinyl airs on Sundays on HBO.