Let the countdown begin. Terence Winter’s highly-anticipated follow-up to “Boardwalk Empire” — with a helping hand from executive producers Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger — has landed its official release date. “Vinyl” will debut Sunday, February 14 at 9pm with a two-hour premiere. The first episode of the ’70s set series on sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll was directed by Martin Scorsese, just like the premiere of “Boardwalk Empire” back in 2010.
Starring Olivia Wilde, Bobby Cannavale and Ray Romano (as well as Mick Jagger’s son, James), “Vinyl” tracks the music business at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop, as seen through the eyes of musicians, record executives and the groupies who made them gods. It may not seem like the first choice for a romantic Valentine’s Day date — or even a way to wind down after a nice dinner — but the names involved should pull in even the most conservative romantics.
HBO also announced premiere dates for the new seasons of “Girls” and “Togetherness.” Lena Dunham’s award-winning dramedy and the Duplass brothers’ unique family comedy will air back-to-back on February 21 starting at 10pm (after a new episode of “Vinyl”). “Girls” will air first, followed by “Togetherness.”
“Vinyl” and “Girls” will both air 10 episode a piece, while “Togetherness” is scheduled for eight.