HBO PREMIERES NEW SEASON OF BOARDWALK EMPIRE

Posted on 2012-09-25

Miami, September 25, 2012 – HBO Latin America announced that it will premiere the third season of the four-time Emmy® winning, highly acclaimed series, Boardwalk Empire, on October 14. Created by Terrence Winter (Emmy® Award-winning writer of The Sopranos) and directed and produced by Martin Scorsese (Academy Award® winning director), this one-hour drama series chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Steve Buscemi), Atlantic City’s undisputed czar at a time when Prohibition proved to be a major catalyst in the rise of organized crime in America.

At the end of the second season, Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) married Nucky to avoid being forced to testify against him. After a prosecution witness was found dead with a “confession” next to his body, the judge declared a mistrial and Nucky was freed. Van Alden (Michael Shannon), with the feds in pursuit and his baby and nanny in tow, moved to Cicero, IL, under an assumed name. Jimmy (Michael Pitt), regretting his role in the failed hit on Nucky, tried to get back in his former boss’ good graces, but Nucky was unmoved; using Manny Horvitz (William Horsythe) as bait, Nucky called Jimmy out in the rain and killed him. The next day, he told Margaret that Jimmy had reenlisted in the Army, then celebrated a windfall with cronies on the highway site he thought he owned. Little did he realize that Margaret had just signed the deed over to the Church.

Consisting of 12 episodes, season 3 is set 16 months later on New Year’s Eve 1922-23. Though the economy is booming, alcohol has become scarce, competition is fierce, and gangster violence is heating up. Amidst this backdrop, Nucky, whose marriage to Margaret has become a sham after she signed away his highway windfall to the church, faces new competition in the person of Gyp Rosetti (new cast member Bobby Cannavale), who builds a new strategic bulkhead between New York and Atlantic City in an effort to siphon off Nucky’s alcohol business. The conflict brings out the best and worst in Nucky, who proves his brutal mettle in a series of violent encounters.

Along with Nucky and Margaret, returning characters include Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol), who in the wake of Jimmy’s death turns the Commodore’s house into a brothel; Nelson Van Alden, who is tempted by corruption after encountering mobsters Dean O’Banion (new cast member Arron Shiver) and Al Capone (Stephen Graham) in Chicago; Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams), who opens a Cotton Club-type nightclub; Eli Thompson (Shea Whigham), looking to make peace with Nucky by working with Mickey Doyle (Paul Sparks); Richard Harrow (Jack Huston), who avenges Jimmy’s death and falls in love with a war vet’s daughter.

In addition to Rosetti and O’Banion, new cast members include Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men and NewsRadio) as Gaston Means, a corrupt go-between for Nucky and U.S. Attorney General Harry Daugherty (Christopher McDonald); and Meg Chambers Steedle as Billie Kent, Nucky’s new mistress.

Filmed in New York, Boardwalk Empire is based on the book, “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City” by Nelson Johnson.

Created by Terence Winter; Executive Producers: Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder, Co-Executive Producers: Eugene Kelly, Chris Haddock, Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov and Rolin Jones; Co-Producer: Steve Kornacki; Supervising Producer: David Stenn; Producers: Joseph Iberti, Rick Yorn; Writers and Directors vary on synopses.

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