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"Vinyl" (TV show) is a drama series on HBO that is set in 1970s New York.

A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, this series is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. With his passion for music and discovering talent gone by the wayside, and American Century on the precipice of being sold, he has a life-altering event that reignites his love of music, but severely damages his personal life.

Richie Finestra's wife, Devon (Olivia Wilde), a former actress and model who was part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene in 1960s New York City, is now a suburban mother of two. Richie's personal and professional crises put additional stress on their relationship, inspiring a desire to return to her Bohemian roots.

Meanwhile, as head of promotions and a partner at American Century, Zak Yankovich's (Ray Romano) experience in the industry and hundred-dollar handshakes make him an invaluable part of the company, though he works in Richie's shadow. Their professional relationship is strained by disagreements over how to guide the company through the music landscape of 1973.

Other series regulars include Ato Essandoh as Lester Grimes, Richie's first client in the early 1960s; Max Casella as Julius "Julie" Silver, head of A&R of American Century, who struggles to stay hip and relevant in the young man's game of rock 'n' roll; P.J. Byrne as Scott Levitt, company attorney and junior partner at American Century, whose legal maneuvering and abrasive personality continually test Richie's patience; J.C. MacKenzie as Skip Fontaine, head of sales and partner at American Century, whose savvy and sometimes questionable business practices inflate American Century's profits; Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Ingrid, a member of Andy Warhol's Factory scene in the 1960s, and a former friend of Devon and Richie; Juno Temple as Jamie Vine, an ambitious A&R assistant at American Century, who uses her keen abilities to blend into the various subcultures of the New York music scene; Jack Quaid as Clark Morelle, a junior A&R executive with misguided ambition; James Jagger as Kip Stevens, founder and lead singer of The Nasty Bits, a raw New York City rock band; and Paul Ben-Victor as Maury Gold, Richie's mentor and owner of Rondelay Records.

"Vinyl" is produced by Cold Front Productions, Jagged Films and Sikelia Productions. The series is executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi and Allen Coulter. Terence Winter serves as showrunner.



VINYL (HBO TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: HBO
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: February 14, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Cold Front Productions
Jagged Films
Sikelia Productions





Bobby Cannavale in "Vinyl" (center) HBO Renews 'Vinyl' for Season 2 — Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, the show is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business of the early 1970s at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. Read more...

 
 
 
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