Mick Jagger might be an unlikely figure to step into the cable television series world, but given his famous partner on the project, this might not be coming completely out of the blue. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese (who directed that show’s series premiere and serves as an executive producer) have teamed up with the Rolling Stones frontman for a pilot that HBO is considering picking up. According to Rolling Stone, Winter, who is also a Sopranos alum, has written the script, which is centered around a fictional record executive in the ’70s. (We suppose that’s where Jagger’s expertise comes in handy.) Also, the star of the show reportedly has a major cocaine problem. So, yeah, they should be able to cover that territory as well.
The show has not yet been officially picked up, but multiple sources say HBO is nearing a deal. Scorsese and Jagger have worked together before, of course, most notably on the 2008 Rolling Stones concert film Shine A Light. This is an unexpected late-career project for Jagger, but an intriguing one nonetheless. We’ll keep an eye out for further details as they surface.