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