HBO has set premiere dates for new seasons of three programmes: the first season of Vinyl, the fifth season of Girls and the second season of Togetherness.
Created by Academy Award nominee Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) and executive produced by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas) and Golden Globe Award winner Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown), Vinyl follows a record label president in 1970s New York at the beginning of disco. The series will debut its ten episode season Sunday, February 14, 2016 with a pilot directed by Scorsese. The show stars two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire, Will & Grace), Olivia Wilde (House, Tron: Legacy), two time Golden Globe nominee Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age), Ato Essandoh (Django Unchained, Blood Diamond), Max Casella (The Sopranos, Oldboy), P. J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Legend of Korra), J. C. MacKenzie (Hemlock Grove, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Birgitte Hjort Sorenson (Pitch Perfect 2, Automata), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Maleficent), Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Running Wild), James Jagger (Knife Edge, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) and Paul Ben-Victor (Don Jon, In Plain Sight).
The fifth season of Girls will begin its ten episode run on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Created by Golden Globe Award winner Lena Dunham (This is 40, The Innkeepers), the dramedy is produced by Golden Globe nominated director Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Pineapple Express) and follows a group of young twenty somethings attempting to navigate through life. It stars Dunham, Allison Williams (Peter Pan Live!, The Mindy Project), Jemima Kirke (Inside Amy Schumer, Axe Cop), Zosia Mamet (Mad Men, The Kids Are All Right), three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (This is Where I Leave You, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Alex Karpovsky (Inside Llewyn Davis, Hail, Caeser!), Andrew Rannells (The Intern, The New Normal) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Lake House, Stealth) with recurring appearances by Christopher Abbott (Martha Marcy May Marlene, A Most Violent Year).
Finally, the eight episode second season of Togetherness also debuts on Sunday, February 21, 2016 directly following Girls. The series, created by Jay Duplass (Cyrus, Jeff Who Lives at Home), Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project, The Lazarus Effect) and Steve Zissis (Arrested Development, Trophy Wife), is a dramedy following a married couple whose life is upended when the husband’s best friend and the wife’s sister move in with them. It stars Duplass (Mark not Jay), Zissis, Melanie Lynskey (Up in the Air, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Amanda Peet (2012, Identity).