Bobby Canavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano will star in the still-untitled show
Boardwalk Empire may have closed up shop, but Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter are sticking around HBO for awhile longer. The network just ordered to series the still-untitled rock show that the duo is developing with Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger and Breaking Bad producer George Mastras.
Jagger, who first conceived the show as a feature film and has been developing a television version of the story since 2010, will be lending his real-world rock credibility to the series, which is set in the sex-and-drugs fueled music scene of 1970s New York.
The show stars Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record company executive with an uncanny knack for figuring out what’s the next big thing in music, trying to make his way in the brave new world of disco and punk and hoping to revive his record label with some new blood. A life-altering decision rocks his world and the aftermath sends ripples through his relationship with his business partner, played by Parenthood‘s Ray Romano, and his ex-model wife, played by Olivia Wilde in her biggest return to television since she rose to fame on House. As to what that “life-altering decision” might be, you’ll just have to tune in.
Rounding out the cast is Juno Temple, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, James Jagger, Jack Quaid, Birgitte Sorenson, P.J. Byrne, J.C.MacKenzie, Bo Dietel, Armen Gary, Robert Funaro and Joe Caniano.
The hour-long drama will help HBO fill out its schedule as some of the channel’s mainstay shows like Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and True Blood will all be gone by the end of the year. In addition to the Scorsese-Winter project, HBO also recently announced WestWorld, which will mark Sir Anthony Hopkins’ first regular role on a television show.
A premiere date has not yet been set.