HBO Greenlights Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's Rock 'n' Roll Drama

HBO Rock n Roll Series Mick Jagger

HBO is ready to rock.

The premium cabler has ordered to series a drama, executive-produced by Martin Scorsese (GoodFellas) and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, about the 1970s rock scene.

The not-yet-titled series, which is set in New York, “will explore the drug and sex fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound,” the network announced.

Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) will star as Richie Finestra, the aforementioned music exec who is thrown when he must face a life-altering decision. Olivia Wilde (House) will play his wife, Devon, a former model and actress who reverts to her Bohemian lifestyle when Richie’s troubles takeover.

The cast also includes Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Juno Temple (Maleficent), comedian Andrew “Dice” Clay, Ato Essandoh (Blue BloodsCopper), Max Casella (Boardwalk Empire) and P.J. Byrne (Intelligence).

Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter and Rick Yorn will executive-produce alongside Scorsese, Jagger, Victoria Pearman (Crossfire Hurricane), Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Geroge Mastras (Breaking Bad); Mastras also will serve as a writer on the series.

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12 Comments
  1. The HBO’s newest series got the right team to make it winner. Good luck to the first episode.

  2. R says:

    Great cast, I will be checking this out for sure

  3. This sounds all kinds of good.

  4. Laura says:

    To make it authentic it had BETTER BE FILMED in New York! Sooo sick of show “set in New York” that are clearly not filmed there

  5. IT 2 IT says:

    SCORSESE’s been rutted since ‘Goodfellas’ and even that
    was treading water.

    As for POP ROCK? —in 2014? —-with what we NOW KNOW?
    ———–with what DAVE McGOWAN’s exposed?

    BLEH!

  6. U could use a few more comments…

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  8. IT 2 IT says:

    FAKE rock and pop culture.

    AGING rock stars.

    Decades rutted Scorsese.

    BLUH

  9. IT 2 IT says:

    —-YET?- – – -AGAIN?

    WHO ASKED for IT?

    WHO NEEDS IT?

    And, after checking out DAVE McGOWAN’s exposes,
    WHO can even stomach it?