HBO is pulling the plug on Vinyl.
The premium network has axed the low-rated period drama, making Vinyl a rare example of an HBO drama series killed after only one season.
The network said in a statement: “After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl. 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.”
There are many contenders for the title of Busiest Man in Show Business — or at least lengthiest IMDB page — but Randall Poster ranks pretty high up there: After making his official bow as a music supervisor with Larry Clark’s seminal Kids in 1995, he’s gone on to apply his distinctive style to the soundtracks for both iconic indies (Carol, Boyhood, Boys Don’t Cry, Velvet Goldmine, nearly every Wes Anderson film) and mainstream hits (The Wolf of Wall Street, T
If we’ve learned anything about Richie Finestra by now, it’s that he has an ear for talent, a knack for hustling, and a nose for uncountable kilos of cocaine. But does he really have the guts to become a narc?
Charli XCX is the latest to lend her music to HBO’s Vinyl. For the show’s soundtrack, released Friday, the pop phenom covered The Stooges’ “No Fun” from the legendary rock band’s 1969 self-titled debut.
Hinged on a record label in the ’70s, the Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese-created series has done well to highlight tunes from the era. Stooges frontman Iggy Pop also contributed to the project, as well as Elvis Costello, Sturgill Simpson, Trey Songz, and Dan Auerbach’s side project The Arcs.
Ahead of their season 1 finale, HBO’s Vinyl is releasing another soundtrack that includes tracks from Iggy Pop, Charli XCX, Elvis Costello, Chris Cornell, and Julian Casablancas, among others, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Lie down with dogs, wake up with roaches. After a sleepless, vermin-infested weekend in lockup, Richie is finally released, but he looks rougher than he has coming off the most epic my-dead-German-friend-is-alive bender — and his claim of killing Buck Rogers in self-defense is not going over well at all, even with his own lawyer “(You rolled him in a rug and dumped his body!”). Now he’s looking at a laundry list of charges: manslaughter, obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting, destruction of evidence.
Vinyl showrunner and executive producer Terence Winter has left the ’70s-set record company drama, it was announced today. Winter’s replacement as showrunner is Scott Z. Burns, whose credits include writing the Steven Soderbergh films Contagion and Side Effects. Burns and Godzilla writer Max Borenstein have also been made executive producers of the show.
HBO’s new music-business period drama, Vinyl, shimmies into the New York disco scene this Sunday night. To help set the scene, the show began searching for the perfect era-evocking tune. Luckily DJ Cassidy, who had recorded “Kill The Lights” a year prior with powerhouse vocalist Alex Newell (of Glee fame), and legend of the era and genre, Nile Rodgers, had the perfect cut.
It’s an overcast and trash-strewn day in Manhattan, but oh look — here comes the sun: The Beatles’ classic anthem is our opening-scene soundtrack for episode 8 as Richie, Zak, and Skip stroll slow-motion into Chemical Bank with guano-eating grins, ready and eager to make a deal. The loan officer is an old high-school buddy of Zak’s, but even he can’t help them. (“The loan-to-value ratio,” he explains with a few sad, sorry hand gestures, “it skews negatively.
Richie Finestra rages; he snorts, he screams…he reads? As episode 7 opens, the guy we’ve never seen skim more than a contract clause is all suited up, apparently sober, and deeply absorbed in the pages of humanistic psychologist Abraham H. Maslow’s The Farther Reaches of Human Nature.
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