HBO is adding another high profile drama to their roster of original series.
The premium cabler has handed out a series order to the Untitled Rock ‘N’ Roll Drama, which hails from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and former Boardwalk Empire showrunner Terrence Winter, TVWise has learned.
The series is set in 1970s New York and will explore the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. It will be shot on location in New York City, with production on the series expected to commence in 2016.
Bobby Cannavale leads the cast as Richie Finestra, the founder and president of American Century Records who has a great ear for discovering talent, who undergoes a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision. Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, James Jagger, Jack Quaid, Birgitte Sorenson, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Bo Dietl, Armen Garo, Robert Funaro and Joe Caniano also star.
Penned by Terrence Winter and George Mastras, the untitled drama is being produced in-house by HBO Originals, with Winter, Mastras, Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, In addition to executive producing, Terrence Winter will also serve as showrunner.