Birgitte Hjort Sørensen can get satisfaction, as the Danish TV star costars alongside some serious American TV talent in Vinyl, the Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger collaboration.
Is Hollywood the new Copenhagen? It seems that way, at least in television. Mads Mikkelsen (Unit One) recently completed the three-season run of Hannibal, his brother Lars Mikkelsen (The Team) featured in Season 3 of both House of Cards and Sherlock, and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) landed a plum role in Westworld, the upcoming HBO TV remake of the cult sci-fi western film.
And in a few months, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Borgen) will be on American telly again, in the 10-part, music-filled drama series Vinyl.
Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl explores “the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop,” as seen through the eyes of Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie), a music exec trying to save his record label. Sørensen plays Ingrid Superstar, a Danish actress favored by Andy Warhol and a close friend to Devon Finestra (Olivia Wilde, House M.D.), Richie’s wife.
(The last time we saw Sørensen on television, her character, the Wildling chieftainess Karsi, was fighting White Walkers before child wights confronted her and she was zombiefied in the “Hardhome” episode of Game of Thrones: Season 5. Hopefully, her Ingrid character will survive the excesses of the sex and drugs and rock ‘n roll of Vinyl.)
Additional series regulars include Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Ato Essandoh (Copper), Max Casella (The Sopranos), P.J. Byrne (The Game), J.C. MacKenzie (Dark Angel), Juno Temple (Maleficent), Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games), James Jagger (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), and Paul Ben-Victor (In Plain Sight).
Vinyl is written and created by Emmy®-winning writer/producer and series showrunner Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos), directed (pilot) by Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Gangs of New York), and executive produced by Winter, Scorsese, and rock-n-roll legend Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, as well as Rick Yorn (Boardwalk Empire), Victoria Pearman (The Women), Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wolf of Wall Street), John Melfi (Sex and the City), and Allen Coulter (The Sopranos).
The series premiere will be simulcast — on HBO in the US at 9 PM ET on Sunday, 14 February 2016, and on Sky Atlantic in the UK at 2 AM BST on Monday, 15 February.