I love that HBO will center a series around Prohibition-era gangsters. I love that Martin Scrosese is directing television pilots. I love that Steve Buscemi will anchor a weekly series. I am ecstatic that the Fall 2010 series Boardwalk Empire will provide all three of these things at once, and this trailer only fans the flame.
Buscemi stars as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, “the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City… equal parts politician and gangster.” Terrence Winter (The Sopranos) serves as creator, while Scorsese is credited as producer alongside his pilot-directing gig. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City is the town’s Treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, (Steve Buscemi) a political fixer and backroom dealer who is equal parts politician and gangster and equally comfortable in either role. Because of its strategic location on the seaboard, the town 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 in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
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 in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” as the man to see for any illegal alcohol. In “Boardwalk Empire,” he is 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).
Man, when that guitar kicks in…