HBO Renews Critically Acclaimed ‘Vinyl’ for Second Season

Series on music industry in 1970’s New York is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger

HBO has renewed “Vinyl” for a second season, the network announced Thursday.

Created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese,  Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, the show is a trip through the sex-and drug-filled music business of the early 1970s at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.

The show kicked off its 10-episode first season on Feb. 14 with a two-hour pilot directed by Scorsese, from a teleplay by Terence Winter and George Mastras, and a story by Cohen, Jagger, Scorsese and Winter.

While the show drew only a modest 764,000 viewers in live-plus-same day ratings, it has received critical acclaim. Amber Dowling wrote for TheWrap, “Visually, the cinematic scope very much defines this as a big-budget HBO offering, one that could play in more than just a home theater.”

Starring Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record-label president 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.

Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Winter, Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras are all executive producers on the show. Jagger is also executive music producer, while Winter serves as showrunner.

“Vinyl” airs on HBO Sunday nights at 9 p.m./8c.