HBO Cancels Vinyl Despite Season 2 Renewal

Vinyl won't make it to HBO for its second season, after all.

HBO has learned the hard way that big names don't necessarily mean big ratings.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The TV drama "Vinyl" from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger isn't getting any more satisfaction from HBO.

It was a music drama 20 years in the making, and both Scorsese and Jagger have remained attached from the get-go. Terence Winter, who created "Boardwalk Empire" and was a writer for "The Sopranos", was also on board as co-creator of "Vinyl". Apparently, that wasn't enough to keep the show afloat, making Vinyl the latest HBO show since The Brink to be canceled after a single season.

"After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl", confirmed HBO in a statement (as reported by Variety).

This is not the first time that this network has renewed a show, only to cancel it later when they realized that something was not working. The Bourne Ultimatum writer Scott Z. Burns and Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein were chosen to revamp the show for the second season, but those plans ultimately fell through.

The US cable network had previously picked up Vinyl for a second season just after its February premiere episode, which was directed by Martin. It was set in NY in 1973 as former mobsters begin cottoning on to a potential new racket in the music industry.

The 10-episode drama series set in 1970s NY saw Bobby Cannavale play Richie Finestra, a record label president who is trying to save his company and soul without destroying anyone in his path.

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