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Few other decades in America's long history possess the character, style, and overall iconography of the 1970s. Between the social upheaval, national controversies, and generally outlandish clothing trends, the period has become legendary for those with a penchant for nostalgia. Needless to say it was an undoubtedly groovy time. The brand new HBO series Vinyl has seemingly aimed to capitalize on this, and the effort has most certainly paid off.
According to a new report from THR, Vinyl has been renewed for a second season. Despite the series receiving a fairly welcoming critical reception, it did not garner much of an audience when it premiered on Valentines Day. Although the series premiered to meager numbers, the network seems to have enough faith in the all-star affair to want more in the near future. The first season of the series runs a total of ten episodes, but as of yet we have no count as to how long Season 2 will be, or if it will even take place within the same time frame as Season 1.
Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl follows a powerful music executive during a period in which the music landscape has begun to change – hence the series' title: Vinyl. The series showcases the innovation of numerous musical genres such as punk and hip-hop, and depicts the era with equal amounts of authenticity and flare.
This renewal comes as a surprise to no one who knows anything about the series. Between actors like Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano, as well as behind the scenes forces that include Martin Scorsese, and Mick Jagger – among numerous others – Vinyl is a prestigious affair that the network would seemingly want to keep around for at least one more season.
The THR report also posits an interesting theory regarding the quick renewal of Vinyl: HBO seems to need content in the near future. Between the upcoming conclusion to The Leftovers, the production hiatus for Westworld, and the fact that there doesn’t necessarily seem to be a confirmed third season of True Detective in sight, bringing Vinyl back for a second season represents an easy way to keep audiences satisfied for the time being.
While the pilot episode of Vinyl aired on HBO this past Sunday, we still have an entire first season of the freshman series left to watch. Check out the promo below to see what’s still to come during the rest of Season 1:
We will bring you more information concerning all HBO renewals and cancellations as the news becomes available to us. New episodes of Vinyl air every Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m. EST.