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Ray Romano Joins Cast of Scorsese’s New HBO Series

By Jacob Klein on May 2, 2014 to Vinyl

romano-hbo-musicEverybody loves the guy so why not get him over to HBO where he can really shine?  Ray Romano has been tapped to co-star in Martin Scorsese’s new series set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business.  Romano started his career as a sitcom dad but has since moved on to more dramatic roles as of late.  Romano will play Richie’s (Bobby Cannavale’s) close confidante and right hand man Zak Yankovich, the tough and sharp-witted Head of Promotions of American Century with years of experience dating back to the shady, mob-infested days of the recording business.

Now, we call it Scorsese’s series but there are a ton of other big names on the docket worth mentioning.  For one Mick Jagger (yes that one) and George Mastras of Breaking Bad will be running the show full time.  Olivia Wilde will also star in the new series along with three more actors we’ll let you explore here.

As the final season of Boardwalk Empire airs this fall take comfort in the fact that many of the same show runners (plus a few more!) are putting together to bring you this series.  It should be a good one and we look forward to bringing you the premiere date once we have it though we expect it to air in Boardwalk’s stead in 2015.  The unnamed series is said to begin filming this summer. Keep your eye on this one.

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I just wish they would give this work a name already. It did have the rather bland title of “The History of Music” at one point. I guess they realized how weak a title that was and also came to the conclusion that the right title would define the piece all in good time. Sooner would be nice though.


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