Since the late 90’s HBO has dished out some fantastic award winning dramas such as Oz, The Sopranos, and True Blood just to name a few. Now it seems HBO has another potential series in the works that revolves around the music scene in the 1970’s. A pilot for this series has already been ordered by the network.
Over the summer, Mick Jagger tweeted this picture:
Now it’s confirmed that Mick Jagger and acclaimed film maker Martin Scorsese are co producing the yet to be titled series. According to Deadline, acclaimed film writer Terrence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) will be writing the show while Scorsese will be directing the pilot.
The premise of the show is a record executive played by Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) is looking to save his music label during the time punk rock and disco make their way onto the American music scene. The cast also includes Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, Andrew Dice Clay, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, and more to be revealed.
This sounds like a recipe for a win for HBO. History proves that HBO can pump out great drama. And with Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger calling the shots, now we wait in anticipation.
In other Martin Scorsese news, NYS Music recently covered that Scorsese is working on a Grateful Dead documentary for the band’s 50th anniversary. You can read about it here.