HBO Cancels Jagger-Scorsese Music Drama Series ‘Vinyl’
The TV drama “Vinyl” from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger isn’t getting any more satisfaction from HBO.
The premium cable channel said Wednesday it won’t bring “Vinyl” back for season two, reversing its previously announced renewal.
In a statement, HBO said the decision wasn’t an easy one and expressed “enormous respect” for those involved in making the series and its cast.
Scorsese and Jagger created and produced “Vinyl,” about the music industry in the 1970s. It starred Bobby Cannavale as a troubled record executive and also featured Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde and Jagger’s son, James Jagger.
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Bobby Cannavale, from left, P.J. Byrne, and J.C. MacKenzie appear in a scene from “Vinyl.”
“Vinyl” launched with high expectations but received middling reviews. Its cancellation follows a recent turnover in HBO’s top ranks: longtime programming president Michael Lombardo stepped down and was replaced by HBO executive Casey Bloys.