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HBO Picks Up Martin Scorsese Rock N Roll Drama To Series, Unveils Cast Details

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Given Martin Scorsese’s attachment as executive producer and pilot director for his currently untitled Rock N’ Roll drama—Mick Jagger is also an exec-producer— and his relationship with HBO who ran “Boardwalk Empire” for five seasons (which Scorsese also exec-produced), it’s little surprise that the cable behemoth has picked up the show for a full series run. “Boardwalk Empire” showrunner and writer Terence Winter (who also wrote “The Wolf Of Wall Street”) will resume the same duties on this show. Set in 1970s New York, the series will explore 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.

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