HBO Pulls Plug on Drama Series

Jun 22, 2016  •  Post A Comment

HBO has done an about face, canceling plans for a new season of a drama series after previously announcing it would go forward with it. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the pay-cable channel will not be doing a second season of its high-profile rock ‘n’ roll series “Vinyl.”

In a statement today, HBO said: “After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of ‘Vinyl.’ Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”

The move comes after season one showrunner Terence Winter departed the series in April. THR notes that the series, from executive producers Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, had “a disappointing freshman run.”

“‘Vinyl,’ which starred Bobby Cannavale as a 1970s record executive trying to save his company, opened to disappointing ratings for HBO,” THR notes. “The two-hour series premiere averaged just 760,000 viewers in live-plus-same-day numbers.”


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