What happened with Vinyl? Executive producer Martin Scorsese recently discussed the cancelled HBO TV show, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
The drama is set in New York in the 1970s and revolves around the music business of that era — a time of sex and drugs, at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, and Juno Temple. The series was cancelled by HBO in 2016 after one season.
At the 2018 Rome Film Festival, Scorsese revealed he thinks Vinyl wasn’t successful because he didn’t direct every episode:
“It was ultimately tragic for me because we tried for one year. I did the pilot. We tried for one year with HBO, but we couldn’t get the creative elements together. It was something that I realized, in order to make it right … I think I would have had to direct every episode and be there for the three to four years.”
What do you think? Did you ever see Vinyl? Do you think it deserved a second chance?