Just as HBO has done with many of its big drama series, the cable network had already been prepping a second season before Vinyl had premiered, pulling the trigger on a second-season renewal shortly after its series debut.
The 1970s rock n roll drama, which premiered on Sunday, has been picked up for a second season. Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, Vinyl was not a breakout ratings hit in a linear sense, opening with modest 764,000 viewers for its premiere airing. But the show has been well received, and HBO brass have regularly stood by prestige series regardless of their Nielsen ratings.
Vinyl‘s two-hour pilot was directed by Scorsese, from a teleplay by Terence Winter and George Mastras, and story by Rich Cohen & Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter, with hour-long episodes to follow starting this Sunday.
Starring Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record label president who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path, the first season of Vinyl also stars Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor.
Executive producing the series are Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras; executive music producer, Mick Jagger; showrunner, Terence Winter.