Olivia Wilde Returning to TV in New HBO Series From Martin Scorsese, So, Basically, Here's Your New Favorite Show
Even though HBO's newly acquired series has the most random assortment of names attached to it that I've ever seen, it's easy to see after taking one look at said names exactly why the show was picked up: Random assortment of names is a great, great thing when those names belong to A-listers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has picked up Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, and Mick Jagger's untitled new drama about the rock'n'roll scene in 1970s NYC, and, even better, the attached cast already boasts names like Olivia Wilde, Parenthood's Ray Romano, Juno Temple, and Boardwalk Empire star Bobby Cannavale.
Yep, you read that right: Olivia Wilde is coming back to television, and it's in an HBO drama helmed by legendary director Martin Scorsese, Emmy-winner Terence Winter, and rock music legend Mick Jagger. SOMEONE HOLD ME.
According to Deadline , the series — which has been in development by Winter since 2010 but only really kicked into high gear after the conclusion of Winter's last series, Boardwalk Empire — will follow "the drug- and sex-fueled music business" of NYC "as punk and disco were breaking out," and will focus on a record producer named Richie (Cannavale) trying to find his next big sound in an attempt to save his record label. Wilde is set to play Richie's wife who, according to Rolling Stone , is a former actress and model that "survived the boho Sixties in New York."
Honestly, I was already sold when I read the words "Olivia Wilde, Martin Scorsese, HBO show," so it's really just an added bonus that this show sounds good as well.
No word yet on when the show will premiere (it needs a name first, of course), but hopefully it's soon, because Wilde needs to be back on my TV, like, now.