An HBO series conceived by Mick Jagger, written by the guy who created Boardwalk Empire, and directed by Martin Scorsese? How soon can we preset our DVR? The Hollywood Reporter writes that Terence Winter has handed in his first script for the show, and it lives up to the hype of the three marquee names attached to the project. The still-untitled series revolves around a "cocaine-fueled" New York City music exec navigating his way through the industry in 1977, the era of Studio 54, punk rock, the birth of hip-hop, and the Summer of Sam. The concept was the brainchild of Jagger, who initially envisioned the project as a feature film, but there's just way too much potential in this idea to limit it to 90 minutes.
Jagger and Scorsese had previously collaborated on the 2008 all-star Rolling Stones flick Shine a Light. Scorsese has been all over HBO in recent years, thanks to Boardwalk Empire and his recent documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Marty has a long-runningRead More »from Exile on HBO: Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese Plotting Rock N’ Roll Series