Thursday, February 18, 2016

HBO Renews 'Vinyl' for Season 2

Following its debut this past Sunday, HBO has already renewed its original drama series Vinyl for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming. 

The drama stars Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record label president in the 1970s who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

The first season 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.

Vinyl was created by Terence Winter, Rich Cohen, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese. All of them executive produce with Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras.

Despite largely positive reviews and an impressive list of talent in front of and behind the camera, the drama's two-hour pilot on Sunday, February 14 was only viewed by 764,000 total viewers and posted a 0.25 rating in the key Adults 18-49 demographic. Delayed viewing numbers for the premiere haven't been released yet.