HBO Cancels Vinyl
HBO has cancelled the Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger-executive produced series Vinyl after only one season. Back in April, showrunner Terence Winter left the series and was replaced by Scott Z. Burns in anticipation of a reworked second season, but now The Hollywood Reporter says that HBO has pulled the plug on the whole show. “After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl,” the network said in a statement. “Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”
Vinyl was not particularly well-received — punk icon Richard Hell certainly wasn’t a fan — and suffered from middling ratings and high production values (the first season cost $100 million to create), so it probably made sense to call it quits, but it’s still a little shocking given that HBO usually allows their prestige series more leeway in finding an audience.
At least we still have Cameron Crowe’s Roadies … right?