Set in gritty 1970s New York, the yet-to-be-titled rock ‘n’ roll drama pivots on the music business as punk and disco broke onto the scene.
The series will star “Boardwalk Empire” Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record executive grappling with professional and existential crises while his wife, an erstwhile model/actress played by Olivia Wilde, yearns for the Bohemian life she lived in the 1960s.
Also starring are Ray Romano as Zak Yankovich, a seasoned music industry vet with a dark mob-fueled past, and Juno Temple as a streetwise, rising star assistant with subcultural savvy. The series will revolve in and around the fictional American Century Records. The rest of the cast includes: Andrew “Dice” Clay; Ato Essandoh; Max Casella; James Jagger; Jack Quaid; Birgitte Sorenson; P.J. Byrne; J.C. MacKenzie; Bo Dietl; Robert Funaro and Joe Caniano.
Terence Winter, whose period crime epic “Boardwalk Empire” just wrapped after five successful seasons on HBO, will write, show-run and executive produce alongside co-executive producers Scorsese, Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Rick Yorn and George Mastras.
Scorsese has directed a number of terrific music docs, including “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” “The Last Waltz” and the American Masters doc special “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.” His latest film “The 50 Year Argument,” a documentary about the history of The New York Review of Books, played HBO in September. Watch our exclusive video with him here. The hardworking auteur has also just penned a column on Mel Brooks and Ingmar Bergman for Turner Classic Movies, which you can read here.