From writer/executive producers George Mastras (“Breaking Bad”) and Terence Winter (“Boardwalk Empire”), the untitled series will explore the drug and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.
Casella will play Julian “Julie” Silver, who’s described as nurturing yet with an explosive temper. He’s the Head of A&R for label American Century, who struggles to stay hip and relevant in the young man’s game of the rock ‘n’ roll business.
And Quaid will play Clark Morellea, a young A&R executive at the label who struggles for a foothold in the competitive environment of the A&R team.
Represented by Innovative Artists, Casella previously appeared on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Sopranos.” Viewers may also remember him as Vinnie Delpino on ABC’s “Doogie Howser M.D.,” opposite Neil Patrick Harris.
Quaid played Marvel on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” UTA and Anonymous represent the actor.
George Mastras, George Mastras Lands Overall Deal With HBO” href=”http://www.thewrap.com/breaking-bad-producer-george-mastras-overall-deall-hbo” target=”_blank”>who has an overall deal with HBO, will serve as showrunner if HBO orders the project to series. In addition to his executive producing duties, Scorsese is also set to direct the pilot.
Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Rick Yorn will also executive produce on the project.