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HBO's Vinyl renewed for second season after one episode


Story by Jack Foley

HBO has decided to renew Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl after just one episode.

The period drama stars Bobby Cannavale as a record label president in the 1970s trying to save his company.

It boasts a strong ensemble including Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor.

The series marks a creative collaboration between Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and former Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos writer Terence Winter.

It is being viewed as another of HBO’s prestige projects that could well become a major awards contender.

Cannavale last worked with Winter on Boardwalk Empire, during which he appeared as the main villain in the show’s third season. He went onto win an Emmy for his performance.

The Vinyl renewal comes as HBO prepares to say goodbye to critical darling The Leftovers.

There is no word yet on a possible third season of True Detective, while big-budget re-imagining Westworld is now on a temporary production hiatus and mini-event series Lewis and Clark has gone back to the drawing board.

The cabler does, however, have Game of Thrones about to return in April.

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