Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll TV drama given full series

HBO picks up the pilot from the producers of Boardwalk Empire

A coke-fuelled drama about the music industry of the 1970s has been given a full series by HBO.


The as yet untitled programme that’s been in the works since 2010 will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. Created by Terence Winter, the man also responsible for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, its production was delayed until that show had finished.

Bobby Cannavale, another Boardwalk regular, will play the main protagonist: a drug-addled music executive navigating Studio 54 era New York, with Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy) as his wife. Also cast are Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Juno Temple (Horns) and Birgitte Sørensen (Borgen), as well as James Jagger ­–son of Mick – who will play a rock star. It must be in the blood.

Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot, much as he did with Boardwalk Empire. Scorsese previously collaborated with Jagger on the Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light. He’s a bit of a fan…


[Warning: This video contains Scorsese-ish language and subject matter]