The pilot for the new drama series, which is executive-produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, was directed by Scorsese from a story by Rich Cohen, Jagger, Scorsese and Winter, and a teleplay by Winter and George Mastras.
The cast is headed by two-time Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, SAG Award nominee Olivia Wilde and multiple Emmy winner Ray Romano.
"Richie Finestra, the founder and president of American Century Records, is trying to save his company and soul without destroying everyone in his path," according to HBO production notes. "With his passion for music and discovering talent gone by the wayside, and American Century on the precipice of being sold, he has a life-altering event that reignites his love of music, but severely damages his personal life."
Other series regulars include Ato Essandoh as Lester Grimes, Richie’s first client in the early 1960s; Max Casella as Julius “Julie” Silver, head of A&R of American Century, who struggles to stay hip and relevant in the young man’s game of rock ‘n’ roll; P.J. Byrne as Scott Levitt, company attorney and junior partner at American Century, whose legal maneuvering and abrasive personality continually test Richie’s patience; J.C. MacKenzie as Skip Fontaine, head of sales and partner at American Century, whose savvy and sometimes questionable business practices inflate American Century’s profits; Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Ingrid, a member of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene in the 1960s, and a former friend of Devon and Richie; Juno Temple as Jamie Vine, an ambitious A&R assistant at American Century, who uses her keen abilities to blend into the various subcultures of the New York music scene; Jack Quaid as Clark Morelle, a junior A&R executive with misguided ambition; James Jagger as Kip Stevens, founder and lead singer of The Nasty Bits, a raw New York City rock band; and Paul Ben-Victor as Maury Gold, Richie’s mentor and owner of Rondelay Records. The series is created by Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Mick Jagger (HBO’s “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown”), Academy Award and Emmy winner Martin Scorsese (“The Departed,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), acclaimed author Rich Cohen and Academy Award nominee and multiple Emmy winner Terence Winter (“The Wolf of Wall Street”; HBO’s “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire”).
Scorsese, Jagger and Winter executive produce along with Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras. Winter serves as showrunner. Jagger is the executive music producer.