The drama will not return for Season 2.
June 22, 2016
HBO has changed its mind on Vinyl, announcing today that it will not be moving forward with a second season after all. This news comes four months after the freshman drama was picked up for Season 2 just days after its premiere episode aired.
The cancellation comes as a bit of a surprise, seeing as how the cable network showed early confidence in the series by issuing the original renewal. It is rare for an HBO series to only run for one season, though not unheard of. It made a similar move with comedy The Brink in 2015, renewing the show during its first season only to change its mind and cancel it a few months later.
The network released the following statement regarding today's news:
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.
While no reason was given for the reversal in decision, the show's modest ratings and high production costs likely factored into the decision. Also of note is that HBO's chief programmer, Michael Lombardo, has stepped down since the show's initial renewal, and that his replacement may not have shared his vision for the series.
06/22/16 at 08:02pm
I grew to like it, but in this day and age it is nearly impossible to accommodate that type of show.
06/22/16 at 05:41pm
WOW. I said it was premature renewing after only 1 episode aired......but this was a QUALITY show. It had enormous potential for future seasons. Instead HBO cancels a SECOND show in as many years AFTER announcing it's return. (The Brink)I've jokingly asked a few times when HBO hired former FOX executives....but now I wonder if they really DID....
06/22/16 at 05:19pm
I thought I would like this but really couldn't get into it.Except for GOT HBO really doesn't have much on right now.That I like anyway.
06/22/16 at 12:08pm
06/22/16 at 11:41am
Although I liked the show, I'm not surprised. Bobby C is an excellent actor, but didn't fit in this role.
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