HBO Renews ‘Vinyl’ for Season 2

Vinyl - Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale stars in ‘Vinyl’ (Photo Credit: HBO)

After airing just one episode, HBO has given the dramatic series Vinyl a second season renewal. The music-driven series comes from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Rich Cohen, and Terence Winter, and is currently airing on Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT. Jagger, Scorsese, Winter, Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras are the executive producers. Mick Jagger also serves as the executive music producer and Terence Winter is the series’ showrunner.

Season one kicked off its 10 episode run on February 14, 2016 with a two-hour premiere directed by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese. The series stars Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor.

The Vinyl Plot:

Richie Finestra (Cannavale), the founder and president of American Century Records, is trying to save his company and soul without destroying everyone in his path. With his passion for music and discovering talent gone by the wayside, and American Century on the precipice of being sold, he has a life-altering event that reignites his love of music, but severely damages his personal life.

Richie Finestra’s wife, Devon (Wilde), a former actress and model who was part of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene in 1960s New York City, is now a suburban mother of two. Richie’s personal and professional crises put additional stress on their relationship, inspiring a desire to return to her Bohemian roots.

Meanwhile, as head of promotions and a partner at American Century, Zak Yankovich’s (Romano) experience in the industry and hundred-dollar handshakes make him an invaluable part of the company, though he works in Richie’s shadow. Their professional relationship is strained by disagreements over how to guide the company through the music landscape of 1973.