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Trailer Park: HBO's Period Drama Boardwalk Empire

While fall will bring us a whole slew of new network dramas and comedies, one of the series I'm most looking forward to is HBO's period drama Boardwalk Empire, from creator Terence Winter and executive producer Martin Scorsese.

Here's how HBO describes the series: "From Terence Winter, the Emmy Award-winning writer of “The Sopranos,” and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition. Wall Street was about to boom, everything was for sale and it was a time of change when women got the vote, broadcast radio began and young people ruled the world."

While you can catch the Boardwalk Empire trailer this Sunday during the pre-show for the Season Three premiere of True Blood (airing Sunday from 8:45-9:00 pm ET/PT), you can watch the full trailer from HBO, released today, below.



Boardwalk Empire launches this fall on HBO.

Comments

ewench said…
I am really looking forward to this but that said, I am wondering if I 'll really get into it since none of the male leads seem to have that "Commanding Presense"? the one that makes them men that other men want to be and woman want to be with(a la a James Gandolfini or Jan Hamm etc)?

Steve Buscemi is a great actor but when I think of his roles the ones that leap to mind are the Sopranos, the Wedding Singer, Ghost World – he played sort of creepy losers in all of them, I hope I can get past seeing him like that enough to enjoy the show - I certainly hope I can.
Calvin B. said…
I hadn't thought much about this show but then I saw the preview last night. Now I'm hooked.

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