The American chain HBO is preparing for next year a new series that will be based on the world of rock and roll in the 1970s in New York, and will have none other than Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger as producers and the multi-award-winning director Terence Winter, creator of Boardwalk Empire. Last Tuesday (2) HBO made the official announcement of the green light for the series, which will have Winter, nominated for an Oscar as the screenwriter of Scorsese's 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, as the screenwriter of the series. to executive produce alongside Scorsese and Jagger.
The story will take the New York of 1977 as the setting, reflected in the life of Richie FinestraCharismatic talent scout, head of the Artists and Repertoire (A&R) division of the American Century Music label. The series will relive the era when rock and disco-music clashed. Its protagonist, Richie, lives an exciting period that takes him to the extreme, helped by drug use.
The new series will star the actor Bobby cannavale as music executive Richie Finestra, Olivia Wilde as his wife, a former model, and Ray Romano as the recording studio's director of promotions. James Jagger, son of the well-known singer, will play a singer in a punk band and comedian Andrew Dice Clay will be a cocaine addict who owns a chain of radio stations.