HBO Cancels NYC Filmed 'Vinyl'

HBO cancels Vinyl after only one season.

After a promising first season, HBO has decided to pull the plug on the Rock & Roll drama, Vinyl. According to reports, HBO originally decided to renew Vinyl however, the premium cable network has decided not to move forward on another season. “After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season ofVinyl,” HBO said in a statement. “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." According to Deadline, the show's second season did not come to an end due to creative future of the project as "no scripts for Season 2 had been delivered." But, was most likely canceled due to the lack of ratings. “Vinyl didn’t launch in the way we were hoping it would; it’s disappointing, but it happens,” HBO’s outgoing head of programming Michael Lombardo told Deadline last month. In fact, the show had an extremely large budget but had less than a million viewers on a weekly basis. Without HBO's Vinyl, HBO's new programming chief, Casey Bloys, will have additional funding for a new TV series. However, it's disheartening to learn that a show, which has been in development for 20 years, is coming to an end. Vinyl centers around  Cannavale’s Richie Finestra, a record exec trying to build a record label and find the next new sound. Olivia Wilde is set to play Devon Finestra, Richie’s wife and former actress/model who attempts to deal with the Richie’s crisis as it causes strain on their family and relationship. Martin Scorsese is set to direct the pilot, which is written by Terence Winter of “The Wolf of Wall Street” and George Mastras from “Breaking Bad” with Mastras working as the show runner. Via Deadline Related: What do you think? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.

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