If there was one takeaway everyone could agree on after watching The Wolf of Wall Street, it was that Martin Scorsese had had a lot of fun filming people snorting cocaine, and its screenwriter Terrence Winter had found equal amusement giving him the framework with which to do so.The stuff was everywhere — on boats, in offices, in buttholes, and the whole film’s energy was, itself, a deliberate overdose. Very unsurprisingly, the first real teaser trailer (there was, before, a sort of teaser for the teaser) shows that that hasn’t changed with the duo’s new project — the upcoming HBO series Vinyl, a collaboration with Mick Jagger about the 70s rock industry.
In the trailer, we see star Bobby Cannivale’s floundering record executive character tell his story “clouded by lost brain cells and maybe a little bullshit.” After he delivers these words from the calm of his sofa, we’re plunged into a frenetic rock underworld — even more frenetic, perhaps, than that of the corporate over-world of Wolf — full of Jagger-lipped musicians (whose Jagger lips are Jagger lips because they happen to belong to Mick Jagger’s son, James), sex, gun violence, and of course the requisite, endless cocaine.
The show, which will air in 2016, also stars Olivia Wilde as Cannivale’s character’s wife (unfortunately not much else is known yet about her character) and Ray Romano as his label partner.
Here’s the official description, via /Film:
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York. A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.
Watch the trailer: