Mick Jagger Working on HBO Series About Rock ‘n’ Roll in the ’70s
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to make television his next conquest. The Hollywood Reporter reports that he and Martin Scorsese are co-producing a still-developing hour long rock 'n' roll drama.
The untitled HBO project is set in New York City in the late '70s. The action follows a record executive with a cocaine habit who navigates the landscape as hip-hop, disco and punk emerge as powerful players in the music industry. 'Boardwalk Empire' creator Terence Winter wrote the script for potential series.
Jagger originally came up with the idea as a film project but has since turned it over to Scorsese and HBO to make into a series. Showtime is also working on a similar concept for a show called 'Vinyl.' That series dives into the '70s music scene through the eyes of performers, executives, prostitutes, radio DJ's and drug pushers.
Previously Scorsese, Jagger and Victoria Pearman worked together on the 2008 Stones concert documentary 'Shine a Light.' Separately, Jagger is developing a movie called 'Tabloid.' He's also reportedly considering starring as a media mogul -- based loosely on Rupert Murdoch -- in the thriller.