HBO orders series on New York rock scene

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 3:45 PM
HBO orders series on New York rock scene

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO has given the go-ahead to a series about the music scene in 1970s New York, written by "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter and including Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger as executive producers.

Jagger's son, James, is featured as the lead singer of the fictional punk rock band Nasty Bits. Mick Jagger famously sang about late 1970s New York in the Rolling Stones song "Shattered."

The story is told through the eyes of a record company president, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is searching for the next big thing in the era of punk and disco. Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Andrew "Dice" Clay, Bo Dietl and Jack Quaid are also featured.

HBO also didn't have an estimate Tuesday on when the new series, currently untitled, may be ready.