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Old 09-03-2009, 04:21 PM
Boardwalk Empire

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HBO is building a "Boardwalk Empire" with a series order for the Martin Scorsese-directed pilot.



The premium cable network has picked up 11 episodes of the period drama, bringing the total order to 12 hours, including the pilot.

Production on the series is slated to begin this fall for a 2010 premiere.

Written by Terence Winter (The Sopranos), Empire is set in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition and chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster. Empire is also a look at the history of Atlantic City's boardwalk; from its origins as a quiet seaside resort to the casino empire it is today. Based on the book "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City" by Nelson Johnson.

Alongside Buscemi, others in the cast include Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) as Buscemi's G-man nemesis, Michael Pitt as his second-in-command, Emmy winner Kelly MacDonald (Trainspotting) as his love interest, and Stephen Graham (Public Enemies) as Al Capone.

Scorsese and Winter are executive producing the series with Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Tim Van Patten. Scorsese is expected to continue to be creatively involved and may direct another episode of Empire, subject to his availability.

In addition, the cast of the pilot also included Michael K. Williams (Omar from The Wire), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Paz de la Huerta (The Limits Of The Control) and Dabney Coleman (Domino, Tootsie.

HBO has been beefing up its slate of original series over the past nine months with orders to new comedies Hung, Bored to Death, How to Make It in America and a drama from the creator of The Wire called Treme.
Jesus Titty-fuckin' Christ!

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:32 PM
It's cool that Scorsese is doing a tv series. Even cooler that it takes place in Atlantic City which is about a 90 minute drive from where I live. I hope they are filming there.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:00 PM
As soon as I saw Buscemi's face, I was sold. Sounds fantastic.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:06 PM
Wow.... no one else gives a shit about this?
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:24 PM
Every name involved made me go



Looks phenomenal.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Sounds 10x better than that garbage True Blood/Big Love that's currently on HBO.
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:52 PM
i am more excited about this series than ive ever been about any other film or tv series .
the cast is amazing the director is amazing it cant possibly fail.
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:33 PM

Sounds incredible!

Thats really all I got right now...
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:45 PM
Hopefully this and Treme pull HBO out of the mound of unmitigated shit its rolling around in right now.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:43 PM
EDIT.

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Old 12-05-2009, 06:23 PM
IMDb has some official pics up.

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Old 12-06-2009, 01:45 AM
This is all sorts of awesome.

I just wish I had fucking HBO to watch it on.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:23 AM
Sounds and looks pretty good.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:48 AM
I know someone who has been casted in this. He only has 2 lines but I'm freaking jealous. He gets to interact with Steve Buscemi.

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Old 12-07-2009, 02:56 AM
With The Pacific, Treme, and Boardwalk Empire all beginning in 2010 on HBO, looks like it will be a good year for the network!
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:00 PM
after the end of the wire and sopranos, aside from lost i aint been following no yank tv drama as nothing really caught my interest. this and treme i will certainly be downloading as it airs on your turf
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:13 AM
The first teaser trailer has dropped: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm30JBh8pnE

Not starting 'til Fall??? FML!
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:18 PM
This looks amazing. But I agree, Fall is just too far away.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:42 PM
This looks fuckin' ace. As if someone somewhere with impecible taste was dreaming that one of the best directors should get together with the ballsiest TV network, get one of the best character actors out there and do a show about fucking gangsters. Doesn't really get better than this.

Something exciting to look forward to for the fall Now i have to go and see what this Treme fuss is about .
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:54 AM
Bullshit that we have to wait till fall for this, it sounds awesome.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:14 PM
i'm going to have to tune my tv, another amazing teaser
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:08 AM
Boardwalk Empire trailer up -WHOA

So here's the trailer for the newest HBO original show coming later in the year. The pilot was produced and directed by MARTIN F'N SCORSESE and will be scripted and such by some of the Sopranos writers.

The trailer is here and I was astounded

http://www.hbo.com/#/global-video/vi...OljPoC1Xwu5A==
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:48 AM
HBO is officially back. After The Wire ended, not to mention Six Feet Under and The Sopranos I kinda felt they were entering a bit of a dry season. But now, they are officially back. And this looks fucking INCREDIBLE. The visual style evokes the best and most stylish Scorsese films. The show looks to be absolutely epic in its scope. And the cast! What a cast! Steve Buscemi, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Macdonald, Michael Pitt, Michael K. Williams, MICHAEL SHANNON! So awesome. And with a legion of directors who are all Six Feet and Sopranos alumni, not to mention the master himself at the helm... this is going to be quite a spectacle.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:01 AM
Fuck. Yeah.

Could've used more dialogue though, but I realize its practically a year away....

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:41 AM
threads merged.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:00 PM
"All I want is an opportunity"
"This is America, ain't it, who the fuck is stopping you!"

Classic.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:27 PM

New preview with lots of dialogue:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/new-b...featuri,42057/
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:12 PM
Holy shit. I am so excited for this show, it's not even funny. Between this and Treme, it really seems like HBO are back on track after The Wire/Sopranos/Six Feet Under got cancelled.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:17 PM
Video doesn't seem to be working for me. Hmm...
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:57 PM
Had no idea Michael Stuhlbarg was going to be in this (for a little while, at least). Cool beans.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:03 PM
I am for sure looking forward to this. Does anyone know the premiere date? I'm assuming it will be starting after True Blood is over.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:00 AM
Looks great. It reminds me and looks like another HBO Show, Deadwood. You know, gambling and corruption in town.

God I miss Deadwood. Great show. Too bad we didn't get more seasons. Would have been nice to get one more to get an ending. One of HBO's best shows.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:03 AM
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I am for sure looking forward to this. Does anyone know the premiere date? I'm assuming it will be starting after True Blood is over.
September Can't wait! At least I'll have something else to look forward to between Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :P
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:54 AM
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September Can't wait!
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:40 AM
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September Can't wait! At least I'll have something else to look forward to between Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :P
I'm assuming the premiere date will be Sept. 19th, since True Blood ends a week before.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:07 AM
That's probably right, Gunslinger.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:20 PM
My God, yes!
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:35 PM
I'm greatly anticipating this one. Looks excellent.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:47 PM
This and Walking Dead should hold me over until Breaking Bad starts again next March. This looks particularly great... Buscemi as the Boss? Count me the fuck in.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:23 PM
Less than a month away!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KfUNiFlo4c

This shit is gonna be so fuckin' good. Sept 19, folks, mark your calendars...

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