HBO Renews Martin Scorsese’s ‘Vinyl’ for Season 2

Vinyl Renewed

HBO is keeping the good times going. The network has renewed its 1970s rock ‘n’ roll drama Vinyl for another year, just one episode into its first season. The show’s pedigree is as prestigious as prestige TV gets: it hails from the Boardwalk Empire dream-team duo of Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese, plus Rich Cohen and Mick JaggerBobby Cannavale leads the ensemble cast as a self-destructive record label exec facing the dawn of punk, hip-hop, and disco in New York.
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HBO Vinyl

HBO is airing a couple of new shows next year worth getting incredibly excited about: a remake of Michael Crichton‘s 1973 sci-fi film, Westworld, and Vinyl. The latter is created by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) and produced by Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas) and Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones, duh). The last time Winter and Scorsese collaborated we got the unrelentingly giddy The Wolf of Wall Street, so these two working together again is one of the many, many reasons to watch Vinyl.

After the jump, watch the new Vinyl trail.

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Vinyl trailer

“Sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll” isn’t just an expression when it comes to HBO’s Vinyl — they’re literally what the show is about. Set at the dawn of punk, hip-hop, and disco in 1970s New York, the drama stars Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record label president trying to save his company without destroying everyone around him.

Vinyl reunites the Boardwalk Empire executive producer of Martin Scorsese and Terence WinterMick Jagger is along for the ride as well, because if you’re making a drama about the 1970s music scene of course you want Mick Jagger involved. Watch the Vinyl trailer after the jump. Read More »

Vinyl Trailer

Here’s the first legit footage from Vinyl, which is the new HBO show from Martin ScorseseMick Jagger, and Terence Winter. And while we really liked the brief mood-setting teaser released earlier this week, this is something else altogether. Imagine the energy and approach Scorsese took to The Wolf of Wall Street, applied to a story set in the office of a struggling late ’70s record label and the stages and back rooms of the ’70s music scene.

Bobby Cannavale plays the president of the label American Century Records, and the first Vinyl trailer uses him as a way to introduce the first footage.  Read More »

Vinyl Teaser

There’s not a lot of footage in this first Vinyl teaser, for the new HBO show from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter, but when it’s footage from or for a Scorsese project, we’ll take whatever we can get. The show is set in the world of ’70s rock, specifically oriented around a fictional record label called American Century Records.

Bobby Cannavale plays the president of the struggling label, and there’s a huge cast to play friends, hangers-on, and various band members and budding stars. Not that you’ll see any of them in this first Vinyl teaser, which is all about boiling the scene down to iconic images, like instruments, lips, money, and drugs. Read More »

Ant-Man fight

Marvel’s big campaign for its tiny hero continues today with seven Ant-Man character posters. Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, T.I., and Bobby Cannavale take turns getting the Vaseline lens treatment, as Ant-Man remains the true star of the show. Check out the new Ant-Man character posters after the jump. Read More »

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With the release of Ant-Man less than a month away, we’ve already seen quite a bit from the second Marvel Studios film hitting theaters this summer. Paul Rudd looks great in the Ant-Man suit, Corey Stoll‘s Yellowjacket also looks pretty slick, and Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lily will also have plenty to do in the tiny superhero’s first big screen adventure.

But there’s also a whole supporting cast that we haven’t really seen much of in the marketing materials for the film so far. But some new photos from Ant-Man have surfaced giving us a better look at Michael Pena (End of Watch), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Prisoners) and rapper turned actor T.I. (Identity Thief). Check out the Ant-Man supporting cast after the jump! Read More »

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Adult Beginners

Based on the cast list, you’d probably think Ross Katz‘s Adult Beginners was a broad comedy. The lead is Nick Kroll of Kroll Show and The League fame; co-stars include SNL‘s Bobby Moynihan, Community‘s Joel McHale, 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski, and comedians Mike Birbiglia and Jason Mantzoukas.

But while the Adult Beginners has some laughs, it’s really more of a gentle dramedy. Kroll plays an entrepreneur whose career is in tatters. In an effort to rebuild his life, he moves in with his sister (Rose Byrne), her husband (Bobby Cannavale), and their young son. Watch the Adult Beginners trailer after the jump.  Read More »