HBO Renews ‘Vinyl’ for Season 2

Vinyl renewed Season 2 HBO
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Vinyl” has been renewed for a second season at HBO. The Season 2 pickup comes after only one episode has aired, just days after the series’ debut this past Sunday.

The 1970’s sex-and-drug filled music drama premiered to some of HBO’s lowest ratings ever, but the renewal does not come as a surprise with both critical acclaim and A-list talent packed into the show both in front of and behind the camera.

Created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, the drama stars Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde.

Opening to just 764,000 viewers with its two-hour premiere, “Vinyl’s” debut came in lower than other HBO dramas in recent years including “The Leftovers,” “True Detective” and “The Newsroom.” Still, “Vinyl” did open on a competitive holiday weekend and with the early renewal, the premium cabler is showing a big sign of early support.

Scorsese, Jagger, Winter, Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras serve as exec producers. Winter is showrunner and Jagger is the exec music producer.

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  1. Elizabeth Manno says:

    I absolutely LOVED Season One of Vinyl, I watched It three times, I’d play it while just laying on the couch relaxing just for the music alone it transported me back to some of my happiest years…I’m shocked this didn’t get high ratings I for one would have been highly disappointed if they had scraped Season 2 of Vinyl I am a Hugh fan. I give it five stars and hope it plays on…In to the Mystic !

  2. Jennifer says:

    My husband and I completely love this show. It may not be for everyone, but personally I think it’s right on the money. Come on people it’s a show set in the 70’s with sex, drugs and rock n roll. I think they’ve done a great job at the reenacting of a time where they played around with different music Johndra’s and developed some amazing shit. We are super excited for Season 2, I just wish Season one wasn’t so short….

  3. Eileen Joyce says:

    The best reincarnation of the 1970’s…an Era in which I lived and relished. It’s completely accurate in everything from.the artists, music styles evolving to the clothes. Love it so much. Brings back so many outta-sight memoriea. Thank you HBO!

  4. Jason says:

    Anybody who doesn’t like this show is an idiot

  5. Wells says:

    The talent is massive and I’ve found myself completely engrossed in the story line. I think to each their own, fellas.

  6. Wells says:

    Completely disagree. I find the show beyond entertaining and extremely engaging, an open view into an era I myself did not live through, and who better to guide that than Mick Jagger?

  7. This show is just a mess and reminds me of True Detective Season 2!

  8. It's not TV... says:

    it’s HBO. The land of pretentious, shows no one but critics watch and fawn over. But not in this case–this show is just plain bad considering the talent involved.

    HBO has lost their mojo.

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