The ’70s Music Industry is Explored in Teaser for Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl

You can always count on HBO to churn out an interesting show or two. But if this latest program doesn’t get you interested, I don’t want to be friends anymore. From the minds of Martin Scorsese, Terrence Winter (The Sopranos), and Mick Jagger, Vinyl is a series set in 1970s New York as record exec Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) is fighting to keep his label in the spotlight now that punk and disco are on the uptake. It’s got a hell of a cast all around too: Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Andrew “Dice” Clay, and P.J. Byrne.

Although this teaser trailer is way too brief, it’s kind of perfect. It gives us all we need to know about the series (it’s going to be an electrically erratic showcase), it visually striking, and I can’t wait for Cannavale to show everyone he can hold down a show all his own. The man has put his time in, and I’m confident he’s ready for a leading role. If this doesn’t become the starring vehicle needed to make him an even bigger star, then it’ll at least be worth tuning in to see how it turns out anyway.

Vinyl premieres on HBO sometime next year.

Nick Valdez

Nick Valdez is a second rate beauty queen who's dreaming of the bar scene. From graduating college, finding Bigfoot (by taking off his shoes), to writing about movies, he's been looking for that one special thing. Or cute girls. Whatever comes first, really.

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