The 'Vinyl' Teaser Promises Lots Of Rock 'N' Roll & Here's What To Know About The Show Before It Premieres — VIDEO
If you live and breathe '70s rock 'n' roll, you're going to want to check out what HBO has in store for you in 2016. The trailer for new HBO show Vinyl has hit the web, and from the look of the teaser this is one series that will take the term "period drama" to a whole new level. Set in New York City in the '70s, Vinyl tells the story of Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale), a wild record executive itching to find the Next Big Thing in music. The show has a dream team of executive producers, all of whom bring authenticity to the table. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter are all behind this rock-centric series, and it's only half the reason to get stoked about it. The other reasons? Well, they're all in the teaser.
Any show about music needs a killer track for its teaser, and this tune appears to be the perfect backdrop for Richie's monologue. Richie laments about his life in the music industry while New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis" blares in the background. As soon as the song kicks in, mayhem happens onscreen — crazed rock fans riot in the streets, copious amounts of coke is sniffed, and guitars are smashed. ("Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'N' Roll" would have been a great name for the show, had it still been available.)
Here's what you need to know about upcoming series Vinyl before it premieres in 2016:
A Jagger Is In It
Just not that Jagger. Mick Jagger's son James Jagger is a series regular on Vinyl and will play the lead singer of fictional punk band "Nasty Bits."
Olivia Wilde Will Play Richie's Wife
And from the look of the teaser, we should add "long-suffering" to that title.
An Iconic Sitcom Star Also Has A Role
Ray Romano will play Zak Yankovich in the new series, and likely not a punk rocker.
Jagger Reportedly Came Up With The Premise
According to Perez Hilton, the Rolling Stones frontman wanted to create a series about two friends living through four decades in the music industry, which eventually morphed into the concept for Vinyl.
The Rolling Stones' Music Will Be In The Series
However, it won't be featured any more than any other bands simply because of the Jagger family's involvement with the show. According to an interview with HBO President Michael Lombardo during the Television Critic's Association summer tour, while music from the Stones will be featured, James Jagger's character won't be associated with it, as his band has a "very different trajectory."
Rock 'N' Roll Won't Be The Only Sound Featured
It won't just be rock stars who are featured in Vinyl— the rise of disco will also be a part of the '70s landscape of the new HBO show.
Check out the teaser for Vinyl below:
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