Vinyl had us following Bobby Cannavale’s Richie Finestra, a record label president who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. The Vinyl cast included the likes of Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor.
HBO released a statement saying:
After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl. 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.
Back in April showrunner Terence Winter departed from the series after the first season, being replaced by Scott Z. Burns and HBO have also stated that cancellation of the series is no fault of Burns and Executive Producer Max Borenstein as no script for the second season had been delivered yet. The cancellation comes from HBO’s new programming chief Casey Bloys looking to free up resources to put his own stamp on putting out more dramas quicker on the network.
Admittedly the first season has its up and downs but I was intrigued enough to at least come back to see where the second season went as I liked the cast. Now it will be interesting to see where the cast ends up next.