’70s rock to come to life in Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s new drama for HBO, Vinyl

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There’s a new rock drama about a ’70s music industry exec coming to HBO next year and its director-producer combo packs some serious juice. Called Vinyl, legendary director Martin Scorsese will link with up with producer (and rock legend/Rolling Stones frontman) Mick Jagger to explore the ’70s rock scene in New York. As Consequence of Sound reports, the show has been in the works for several years but will finally come out sometime in 2016.

Boardwalk Empire‘s Bobby Cannavale will star in the series as the fictional president of studio American Century Records. Also slated for the drama highlighting the “drug and sex-fueled music business” are Olivia Wilde (Her, Tron: Legacy), Ray Romano, Andrew Dice Clay, and Jagger’s own son James, who will play the lead singer of punk rockers the Nasty Bits.

From the teaser posted on Instagram, it’s clear Vinyl will include lots of the proverbial sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll in the mix. The post also hints that we may be getting a full trailer this week to get a closer look at what’s in store.

But HBO president Michael Lombardo made it clear last week that, while the Rolling Stones will be an influence in the series, the show won’t focus in on the iconic band. “[Rolling] Stones music will be in the series but not with any more frequency than any other music of the period,” said Lombardo, according to Variety. “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.”

Scorsese previously worked with the Stones frontman when he directed Shine a Light, the well-regarded 2008 film capturing a Stones show at New York’s Beacon Theatre in 2006.

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