HBO Cancels ‘Vinyl’ After One Season
Despite an impressive team of executive producers including Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, HBO’s Vinyl wasn’t able to garner enough viewers to move forward with a second season, according to Deadline.
HBO announced that it would be cancelling the drama, which was 20 years in the making, shortly after the news that showrunner Terence Winter (who had worked with Scorsese on the more successful Boardwalk Empire) was let go.
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“After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl,” HBO said in a statement. “Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”
Vinyl starred Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record executive attempting to save his label in the 1970s. The all-star cast also included Ray Romano and Olivia Wilde.
HBO picked up the drama for a second season less than a week after its debut, but the show wasn’t a critical or commercial success, despite rave reviews for both the actors and directors.