‘Vinyl’ Shakeup: Showrunner Ousted after Season 1
Terence Winter, the Boardwalk Empire creator who reunited with Martin Scorsese to co-create and serve as showrunner on the HBO ‘70s rock and roll drama, has been let go ahead of Season 2 over creative differences, according to Deadline. The move is a surprise, as Deadline notes, because Winter has been a valuable writer-producer on HBO going back to his work on The Sopranos. Winter previously said he envisioned Vinyl progressing through each season the way Boardwalk Empire did. PLUS: HBO says of the change: “As we head into the second season of Vinyl, we have decided it is an appropriate time to make a change in the creative direction of the show.”
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