Boardwalk Empire is a new TV series coming to HBO in the US on September 19th. The series is based on the book of the same name by Nelson Johnson and is set in Atlantic City in 1920 at the beginning of Prohibition. It stars Steve Buscemi as Enouch “Nucky” Thompson, a man playing both sides of the game as half mob boss and half corrupt politician. Michael Pitt also stars as Nucky’s protege Jimmy Darmody.
The pilot episode has been directed by Martin Scorsese and it received tons of press for being one of the most expensive TV pilots ever made, coming it at $18 million. Judging by the trailer, it looks worth it with the elaborate sets and beautifully detailed costuming giving it that essential glamorous 20s atmosphere. I cannot wait to see the series but so far no date has been set for broadcast in Ireland or the UK. HBO’s official site will have the news so check in regularly!