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Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire pilot leads to series pick-up

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 2nd 2009 10:04AM
Steve BuscemiWe've been following the progress of Boardwalk Empire here at TV Squad for awhile now. Don't take my word for it; click that link if you don't believe me. HBO was waiting to get a look at the pilot, directed by executive producer Martin Scorsese, to see if they wanted to move forward with it.

Of course, all things were looking good, and who really expects Scorsese to hand in crap, but now it's finally official. HBO has given a 12-episode commitment to Boardwalk Empire, including that pilot.

The series takes place in 1920s Atlantic City and features Steve Buscemi as an important city figure, as well as a bootlegger. I absolutely love it when HBO does period pieces like this. They seem to excel at authentically bringing these bygone eras to stunning life.

Prohibition was a tumultuous time in this country, and I can just imagine how intense things got in a hotbed for seedy behavior like Atlantic City. And then there's Buscemi. Brilliant, unpredictable, I can't imagine anyone better to play a character who's described as "equal parts politician and gangster." HBO's hit streak looks to keep on going.

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September 02 2009 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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And with a creator and Executive Producer like Terence Winter from the Sopranos, who could ask for anything more!!!

September 04 2009 at 6:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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