An HBO series that launched with plenty of fanfare on Sunday has already received a renewal — along with some strong reviews. The pay-cable channel announced Thursday that it will bring back the high-profile drama series “Vinyl” for a second season.
HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo announced the pickup for the series, created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter.
Sunday’s two-hour pilot, directed by Scorsese, kicked off a 10-episode first season. Set in the drug-fueled music business of the early 1970s, the show stars Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and Ato Essandoh.
Early reviews for the series have been generally positive. The HBO announcement cites a few of them, noting: “Among the early critical raves, The Hollywood Reporter called ‘Vinyl’ ‘rich, brilliant & addictive,’ adding, ‘There’s nothing like it,’ while New York magazine hailed it as ‘the first new must-see series of 2016,’ noting, ‘Cannavale is so perfect.’ Rolling Stone described the show as ‘excellent,’ and The Washington Post said it was ‘flawless,’ with TV Guide concluding that ‘Vinyl’ was ‘explosively entertaining.'”