After wowing the Television Critics Association, HBO has released the first footage of its upcoming rock ‘n’ roll drama, Vinyl.
While the minute-long teaser released Thursday is far from the extended trailer shown to critics at TCA, the clip offers a great look at what to expect from the 1970s rock ‘n’ roll drama.
Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) stars as Richie, the founder and president of American Century Records, who has a great ear for discovering talent and who undergoes a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision. Olivia Wilde stars as Richie’s wife, with Parenthood‘s Ray Romano set as one of Richie’s partners. The cast also includes Juno Temple, Andrew Dice Clay, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, James Jagger, Jack Quaid, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Bo Dietl, Armen Garo, Robert Funaro and Joe Caniano.
Martin Scorsese directed the pilot and executive produces alongside producer Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and George Mastras. Winter is set as showrunner and penned the script with Mastras. A premiere date has not been determined yet.
“It takes place in ’72. So by then, the [Rolling] Stones were already wealthy and but there is — in fact, you will see a different band. Stones music will be in the series but not with any more frequency than any other music of the period,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo of the series at TCA earlier in the tour. “Mick’s son is one of our series’ regulars. James is playing a young musician who looks not unlike his father. But the band has nothing to do with the Rolling Stones. Very different period. Very different trajectory. So no, this is not a story of the Rolling Stones or Mick Jagger, although you will see someone in the series that looks startlingly close to Mick.”
Vinyl premieres in 2016 on HBO.