• Ray Romano joins Martin Scorsese’s sleazy Rock ‘n’ Roll HBO pilot

    Ray Romano will continue to stretch his dramatic acting legs in Martin Scorsese’s untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll pilot for HBO. The Oscar-winning director is executive producing, along with Mick Jagger, George Mastras and Terrence Winter, the drama set in 1970s New York. The show will explore the drug- and sex-fueled music business through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (played by Blue Jasmine’s Bobby Cannavale). Romano will play Richie’s right hand man Zak Yankovich, a tough and sharp-witted Head of Promotions at Finestra’s label. The Everybody Loves Raymond comedian joins Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple in the high-profile pilot. He currently appears on Parenthood after a few years leading Men of a Certain Age. This would be Romano’s first series at HBO where shows are not restricted by the censorship of the broadcast networks that he is accustomed to.

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