Vinyl Cancelled

Vinyl Cancelled at HBO, Reversing Earlier Renewal Decision

HBO has done an about-face on Vinyl, cancelling the low-rated rock-and-roll drama just months after it was renewed.

“After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl,” HBO said in a statement. “Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”

The move comes after HBO announced in April that series creator Terence Winter would not be returning in Season 2. He was slated to be replaced by new showrunner Scott Z. Burns.

Despite the series notching just 764,000 viewers in its February premiere, HBO renewed Vinyl for a second season days after its launch. The series centered on Bobby Cannavale’s Richie Finestra, a 1970s New York music exec trying to make a career out of the city’s diverse music scene.

In addition to being his third collaboration with HBO, Vinyl marked Winter’s third team-up with executive producer Martin Scorsese. The two previously worked together on Boardwalk Empire and the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street.

Thoughts? Is this for the best considering Winter’s exit? Or were you excited to see what the show looked like under Burns? Weigh in below.