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HBO is making a rock 'n' roll drama series with Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger

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HBO has just announced that it's making a full series about rock music in the late 1970s, and has Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger onboard as executive producers. The currently untitled project focuses on fictional record label American Century Records, along with the characters who made rock 'n' roll happen at the time.

Even Mick Jagger's son is involved

Scorsese and Jagger — both fixtures of the '70s rock era — have reportedly been working on the pilot for years, and the cast has exploded to include a number of big names. Boardwalk Empire alum Bobby Cannavale will star as Richie Finestra, the drug-addled founder and president of American Century. Joining him are Olivia Wilde, who'll play his former-Bohemian wife Devon, and Mick Jagger's own son James as Kip Stevens, the lead singer of an early punk band. Controversial comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay is also in tow to play Frank "Buck" Rogers, the owner of a chain of radio stations.

There's still no word on when the series will finally premiere, but, with a full series order, audiences can expect to see the final product sooner rather than later.