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Olivia Wilde Joins HBO Rock Series from Scorsese & Winter

By Jacob Klein on Apr 11, 2014 to Vinyl

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Devastation.  This was how Boardwalk Empire fans felt when they heard that the series would end in 2014 with one, final season.  There’s no getting around it:  Sunday nights starting in the fall of 2015 may never be the same.  But what if I told you that the same team that brought you The Sopranos AND Boardwalk Empire were already hard at work on yet another sure-to-be-hit series on HBO?

Renowned director Martin Scorsese and The Sopranos co-producer Terrance Winter will begin filming a new series about a Rock n’ Roll  executive named Richie (BWE’s Bobby Cannavale): “a cocaine-fueled record exec in NYC circa 1977, when punk, disco and a new form of music called hip-hop collided”.  Another bonus: George Mastras, a producer from AMC’s Breaking Bad will also be on the team to make this awesome-sounding show happen.

But wait there’s more… several outlets are reporting that none other than the gorgeous Olivia Wilde will also be joining the cast.  She will play Devon Finestra, Richie’s wife. She’s a former actress/model who lived a Bohemian life in 1960s New York. Richie’s crisis causes strain on their family and propels her to re-immerse in her former lifestyle.

This project is getting more and more exciting every time we hear about it.  The fact that it may begin filming as soon as this summer is also a relief as HBO will be hurting for Sunday night dramas with the exit of Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and True Blood in 2014.   We don’t expect it to drop any sooner than 2015 but at least HBO will have the option if it’s ready to go this year.

We’ll bring you all the latest on this project as it develops.

Update:  It looks like OW is excited about her new role:

 

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