HBO is reportedly very close to committing to a new series about a fictional record executive in the late Seventies being developed by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorcese and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter. The untitled show, originally conceived by Jagger as a concept for a feature film, already has a pilot script penned by Winter, who has experience with HBO dating back to his days as one of the core writers for The Sopranos.
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This project is not the only premium cable show in the works focused on record executives. HBO optioned a series based on Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, which prominently features characters working in the music industry, and Showtime is developing a program called Vinyl, which is set in the record industry of the Seventies.