Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Who said writing blogs have to ALWAYS be about writing?

In any case, this is the one we've been waiting for... Home Box office has released a new trailer for the Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese-created Prohibition-era gangster television series "Boardwalk Empire."

This new trailer focuses on Steve Buscemi's character, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City and town Treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson. Thompson was "a political fixer and backroom dealer who is equal parts politician and gangster and equally comfortable in either role."

After watching the new trailer, it's obvious that the cable network is setting up this lavish new drama as its flagship program.

High pedigree here, folks...

Inspired by portions of the non-fiction book "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City" by Nelson Johnson, the show delves into the goings-on in Atlantic City, circa 1920.

The town itself is a main character. Because of its strategic location on the seaboard (in New Jersey), the bustling seashore city is a hub of activity for rum-runners, minutes from Philadelphia, hours from New York City and less than a day’s drive from Chicago. And Nucky Thompson takes full advantage of it all.

Along with his brother Elias (Shea Whigham), the town’s Sheriff, and a crew of Ward Bosses and local thugs, Nucky carves out a niche for himself as the man to see for any illegal alcohol. he's an equal opportunity gangster, doing business with Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), Big Jim Colosimo (Frank Crudele), Lucky Luciano, (Vincent Piazza) and Al Capone (Stephen Graham).

Watch the killer new trailer after the jump

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  1. I love Steve Buscemi... wishing I had HBO. It looks awesome.

  2. Casino: The Series! Neat. Another thing to look forward to on TV.

  3. With Martin Scorsese co-producing, it should be pretty good.

  4. Yeah... I'm particularly stoked for this one...

  5. Looks like they're holding no punches with this gritty series. I'm a bit Buscemi fan, it's about time he was the leading man.

  6. Me too, what Alan said about Steve Buscemi.
    Looking forward to that show, fer sure.
    Reading your blog is a bit like getting the 'feature' column in TV guide. Only better, natch.


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