HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winters has run into some turbulence behind the scenes, with the project jettisoning its showrunners, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who were hired as showrunners in August, have left the project, in what Andreeva describes as a "mutual decision stemming from differences over the series’ creative direction."
Talks are being held with a potential new showrunner, the story adds.
"The untitled rock ‘n’ roll series, which ‘Boardwalk Empire’ executive producers Scorsese and Winter created with the Rolling Stones’ Jagger, has been in the works at HBO since 2010, moving on a slow track because of the principals’ busy schedules," Andreeva notes.
The project tracks a record executive in New York City and is set in 1977, when punk, disco and hip-hop — along with cocaine — took center stage. It does not yet have a formal green light, Andreeva reports.