HBO Announces ‘Vinyl’ Won’t Be Returning For Season 2

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HBO is closing the curtain on its music industry series, Vinyl.

Deadline reports that despite the fact that the network had intended for the show to return for a second season, they’ve since scrapped plans to move forward with the series, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.

“After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl,” said HBO in a statement announcing the cancellation. “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.”

Originally, the plan was for Vinyl to return for a season 2 with new showrunner Scott Z. Burns to helm the project. Those plans changed after the big budget series failed to bring in viewers.

HBO went on to say that the series “didn’t launch in the way [they] were hoping it would.” Considering the big names attached to the project, the fact that the series didn’t make a huge splash is a bit of a shock. Scorsese and Jagger aside, the series also featured a slew of A-list actors including Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, and Juno Temple.

Starring Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, the period drama was set in the 1970s and centered around a record executive trying to navigate New York City’s rich music scene.

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