That was quick. After airing just one episode, HBO has renewed its ’70s rock drama Vinyl for a second season.
Vinyl, co-crated by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, stars Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale as a record executive trying to resurrect his label with the rock ‘n’ roll scene in NYC in the 1970s. The two-hour premiere pulled in 764,000 viewers. Given the drama’s pedigree, it’s hardly a surprise that HBO would want more.
The renewal also continues HBO’s relative success when it comes to drama. In the last 20 years, from Oz to Vinyl, HBO has debuted 20 hour-long scripted dramas. That list includes such critical and commercial successes as The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Deadwood and The Wire. Of those 20 shows, only four failed to get renewed for a second season: 2007’s Tell Me You Love Me and John from Cincinnati, 2008’s The No. Ladies’ Detective Agency and 2011’s horse-racing drama Luck.
Vinyl is now HBO’s fifth drama series in a row to get renewed for a second season, following Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, True Detective and The Leftovers.
Vinyl‘s first season, which consists of 10 episodes, airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.
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