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HBO cancels Vinyl after one season
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HBO cancels Vinyl after one season

HBO has cancelled Vinyl after one season. 

The network has reversed its decision to give the show, which had already replaced its showrunner, a second season and issued a statement confirming the cancellation.

The reversal comes after Casey Bloys, HBO’s former head of comedy, took over from Michael Lombardo as the network's programming chief. It had already been agreed that the show would be undergoing a serious revamp in its second season. 

The network 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 show starred Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record executive trying to resurrect his label American Century, which is suffering from a bloated roster, expensive habits and is in desperate need of some new talent. The series followed him, his staff, his family and his various enemies as he navigates the hectic, vibrant and substance-fuelled world of music in New York in the late 1970s.

Cannavale was joined by a cast  that also included Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple and Jack Quaid, while the show had a seriously heavyweight creative team, with Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter among the creators and Scorsese himself on directorial duties for the show’s first episode.

You can check out the show's first and only season in our online store by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. 


Vinyl: The Complete First Season
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