Boardwalk Empire makers begin new series about music in 1970s New York


A new untitled drama is in the pipeline for HBO, regarding the ‘drug and sex-fueled’ music business of New York in the 1970s, following a record label executive (played by Bobby Cannavale) during the outbreak of the disco and punk eras.

Having finished the immensely successful Boardwalk Empire, TV writer and producer Terence Winter is focusing on this new project, with a pilot directed by none other than Martin Scorsese. Scorsese won an Emmy for his work on the pilot of Boardwalk Empire, so we can definitely expect huge things from this project.

Mick Jagger is working behind the scenes while his son, James (by model Jerry Hall) is said to be among the cast members. Also starring Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and Juno Temple and featuring a host of names that many will already be familiar with, the makers have got the perfect people working in front of and behind the camera to ensure yet another show that we won’t be able to take our eyes off.

Although it is still early days, we can be sure that the soundtrack alone will stand as a universal index of musical history for years to come.

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