VINYL Sneak Peek: HBO Offers First Look at Mick Jagger Rock Drama

HBO has cranked it up to 11.

On Thursday, the premium cabler released a first look at VINYL, its forthcoming drama from Mick Jagger, Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) and Martin Scorsese.

As you’ll see in the first official trailer for the 10-episode drama, the series is set in 1970s New York and follows Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie), who’s trying to save his record company and himself without taking down everyone else.

HBO calls the project “a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.” Olivia Wilde (House) co-stars as Finestra’s wife Devon, a former model and actress who reverts to her Bohemian lifestyle when Richie’s troubles take over.

The cast also includes Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Max Casella (The Sopranos) and P.J. Byrne (The Game), among others.

In the clip — which features a liberal amount of violence, on-stage performances, riots and gold albums — Cannavale’s character unrepentantly brings viewers into his life (and does a whole lotta blow).

Jagger, Scorsese and Winter are among the series’ executive producers; Winter also serves as showrunner.

VINYL is set to debut in 2016.

Scroll down for shots of Cannavale and Wilde in character, then press PLAY on the video at the top of the post to get VINYL spinning.

Vinyl Season 1 Olivia Wilde

Vinyl Season 1 Bobby Cannavale

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6 Comments
  1. Ro says:

    Well, alrighty then…

  2. daviddavid says:

    Looks impressive. If there’s anyone who knows first hand about that time (and, blow) it’s Jagger and Marty! God bless ’em!

  3. Dean says:

    They had me at Olivia Wilde.

    • DL says:

      True. Though a part of me wishes they could’ve gotten his real life lady love Rose Byrne. She’s in such high demand though these days (rightfully so).

  4. LOL says:

    Olivia Wilde and Bobby Cannavale? Sold.

  5. cc says:

    Oh please! Doesn’t Martin know any other concept except debauchery and crime set during a specific period (and usually, in New York)? I was expecting something more, but the trailer kinda disappointed me.