Terence Winter is no longer working on the rock 'n' roll drama Vinyl. According to Variety, the showrunner, executive producer and co-creator of the series has left HBO's Creative Differences Project.
Scott Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum) has been named showrunner and executive producer of Vinyl. Max Borenstein (Minority Report) has joined the project as Executive Producer.
"We've got our second Vinyl season ahead and we thought it was the right time to change the creative direction of the show," says in the channel's statement. – With Terry Winter, we have always had a very pleasant and fruitful cooperation, starting with "The Sopranos", "Underground Empire" and up to "Vinyl", and we will be happy to continue it in the next project. We are delighted to introduce Executive Producer / Showrunner Scott Burns and Executive Producer Max Borenstein as a new team. "
The situation is quite surprising given Winter and HBO have had a long partnership. Winter created the Underground Empire, which he oversaw five seasons, and was the writer and producer of the legendary "The Sopranos." Winter has a similar working relationship with Martin Scorsese. In addition to working together on "Underground Empire" on HBO, they worked on the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" for which Winter wrote the screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Vinyl, co-written by Winter, Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Rich Cohen, already renewed for a second season. Season 1 ratings range from half a million to seven hundred thousand. The final tenth episode of the first season of the drama, which will air on April 17, is written by Winter.
The Topic of Article: Vinyl's showrunner has left Creative Differences Project.