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HBO cancel Sir Mick Jagger's TV drama Vinyl

HBO cancel Sir Mick Jagger's TV drama Vinyl

Sir Mick Jagger and Michael Scorsese's TV series 'Vinyl' has been cancelled by HBO.

The television drama, which is set in the music industry in 1970s New York and which sees "fictional characters" appear alongside stars of the era, has been unexpectedly scrapped by the channel.

They announced in a statement: "After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl. Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project."

The Rolling Stones rocker and acclaimed director teamed up on the passion project which starred Sir Mick's 30-year-old son James Jagger as a punk singer and the second season had already been commisioned by HBO.

But it pulled in modest viewer figures over the course of the season and just 764,000 people tuned in for its premiere in February.

Then in April the cracks began to show when the channel announced they had parted ways with series creator Terry Winter.

HBO said: "As we head into the second season of Vinyl, we have decided it is an appropriate time to make a change in the creative direction of the show. We have enjoyed a longtime partnership with Terry Winter at HBO on projects from The Sopranos to Boardwalk Empire to Vinyl, and we look forward to our next collaboration with him."

'Vinyl' revolved around American record executive Richie - played by Bobby Cannavale - and his staff and industry insiders, stars and music wannabes in their day-to-day lives.

Led Zepplin's Robert Plant was depicted by a young actor in the first episode, which also featured a cameo from the late David Bowie.

Speaking of the show previously, Sir Mick said: "We did have a lot of chats about would this work? We knew that we wanted to have real people like David Bowie and Led Zeppelin alongside fictional characters... it was a really interesting thing to discuss, how to make the concept work."