June 22, 2016


‘Vinyl’ Cancelled By HBO


HBO has decided not to move forward with Vinyl, its big-budget drama about the record industry in the 1970s. The show, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, has officially been cancelled after one season.

"After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl," HBO 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."

The move comes from new HBO programming head Casey Bloys replaced Michael Lombardo earlier this year. Vinyl, which starred Bobby Canavale, struggled to justify its $100 million Season 1 price tag with lackluster ratings.

The announcement was made days before the network’s flagship series, Game of Thrones, airs its Season 6 finale. Last week, HBO gave viewers a glimpse of its long-in-the-works sci-fi drama, Westworld.