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Jagger, Scorsese rock drama series is commissioned

US TV network HBO has commissioned a 1970s rock’n’roll drama which will be produced by Mick Jagger and directed by Martin Scorsese.

The currently untitled project is a long-term ambition of the Rolling Stones frontman and movie icon, who worked together on band documentary Shine A Light in 2008. It also features Boardwalk Empire co-creator Terence Winter and Breaking Bad’s George Mastras on the creative team.

Stars include Bobby Cannavale, who’ll play the boss of a record label confronted with a life-changing decision, as the script explores “the drug and sex-fuelled music business as punk and disco were breaking out.”

Jagger conceived the idea several years ago, and it was first pitched as a movie entitled History Of Music in 2010. No further details have yet been revealed about the series of hour-long episodes, which will be shot in New York City.

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Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.