Though it had huge names like Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger attached as executive producers, Vinyl never took off in the ratings (though it was quickly renewed for a second season shortly after the Season 1 premiere). In April, showrunner Terence Winter was dropped — and things have only gotten grimmer for Vinyl fans from there.
"After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl," HBO said in a statement. "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."
Season 1 of Vinyl, which starred Bobby Cannavale as a record executive in the 1970s, reportedly cost $100 million to produce.