HBO Picks Up Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese’s 1970s Music Industry Drama

It’s been three years since news first broke that Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter were developing a rock ‘n’ roll drama series for HBO set in the 1970s. As Screenrant explained at the time, “The project — which was conceived by Jagger — chronicles the late-1970s music world through the eyes of a drug-addled record executive, as rock, disco and the burgeoning hip-hop scene began to change the landscape of the industry — seemingly ready to embrace the encroaching ’80s.” Now The Hollywood Reporter confirms that HBO has picked up the series, which also has Breaking Bad producer George Mastras attached.

Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde will star in the as-yet-untitled project. The cast also includes 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. Scorsese directed the pilot, and Winter will be showrunner. No premiere date has been set, but personally I’m pretty stoked.

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