HBO's Vinyl is coming to Sky Atlantic in February and the latest trailer has piqued Susan Omand's interest...
OK this is probably old news to some people but I have only just picked up on the fact this show is heading for the UK at the same time as its US release and it looks EPIC!
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new drama series is set in 1970s New York. A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. Additional series regulars include 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 produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi and Allen Coulter. Winter serves as showrunner.
Let's have a quick look at the pedigree of the show which is debuting on Sky Atlantic at the same time as it does on HBO... the executive producers are Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. I don't think I need to add any more to that statement apart from saying it again. Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger! However, the creator and show runner, Terence Winter, is also the man behind Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire and the Sopranos. How can this NOT be good? Looking at the casting, they have picked up names made famous through both Wolf of Wall Street and Boardwalk Empire as well as actors such as Olivia Wilde and James Jagger, Mick Jagger's son with Jerry Hall, so they're tried and tested, known faces but not yet typecast.
From the trailer below, the setting and environment looks perfect for the early '70's time frame and the story doesn't seem to have been tamed down any, which is always a good thing. If you're of that certain age (or even if you're not and just love the music) I dare you to get to the end of this trailer and not be pointing at the screen, shouting Oh Hell Yes (but that may just be me) or at the very least marking this on your TV planner as "To Watch".
Image and Synopsis - HBO