Vinyl may be back but not on HBO. The cable network has decided not to renew its flashy series about the rock scene in seventies New York. In a statement, HBO said the decision wasn’t an easy one, and expressed “enormous respect” for those involved in making the series and its cast. That would be Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. The show starred Bobby Cannavale as a troubled record executive and also featured Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde and Jagger’s son, James Jagger.
“Vinyl” launched with high expectations but starting losing viewers after the first three episodes. Money was also a factor, The first season cost $100 million, which came down to about $10 million an episode. That’s Game of Thrones money, and Game of Thrones has dragons.