HBO have cancelled a show which was produced by both Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese. The show was called Vinyl and after only one season it has been cancelled by the network.
The show originally launched in January and was produced by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Scorsese, and was focused around the New York music scene in the 70s.
The show was originally run by Terrence Winter of Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos – but he left in April, and was replaced by Scott Z Burns. After sub par reviews HBO said it wouldn’t be renewing the show for a second season.
A statement from the network about the decision read: “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.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter the two-hour premiere attracted 760,000 viewers, while the 10-show series is thought to have had $100 million (€90 million) invested in it.
It’s understood that in the final analysis, the decision was made that the budget that would have been allocated to revamping Vinyl would be better served on other pending projects.
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