HBO Picks Up Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese’s ’70s Rock and Roll Drama

Dan Reilly

By Dan Reilly

on 12.02.14 in News

In a not-so-surprising move, HBO has officially picked up an untitled drama about the 1970s New York City music scene from creators Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, and Terence Winter, who worked on The Sopranos and created Boardwalk Empire. As Deadline reports, the show has been in the works since 2010, with Scorsese and Winter’s schedules holding up its development.

As far as plot goes, the series “explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.” Veteran actor Bobby Canavale will play the exec, with Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, and Andrew Dice Clay co-starring. Mick’s 29-year-old son James Jagger will also appear.

Here’s hoping Jagger remembers everything that was terrible about 1992′s Freejack, in which he played a bounty hunter from the future (2009) who kidnaps Emilio Estevez, when it comes to his role as executive producer here.