First Teaser Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Upcoming HBO Show BOARDWALK EMPIRE

     January 14, 2010


Along with visiting Shutter Island, where we will all finally get to go Feb. 19, Martin Scorsese has directed the pilot for the upcoming HBO show Boardwalk Empire, and you get the sense from the first teaser trailer that he’s right at home again on the seedy turf of the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

The series, which will be written at least in part by The Sopranos veteran Terrence Winter, chronicles the rise of the New Jersey city in the 1920s, and features a cast that should give Scorsese and the other directors plenty of talent to work with. Steve Buscemi stars as Nucky Thompson, a character based on Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, the boss of the Republican political machine that ruled the realm. Gretchen Mol will play a showgirl involved with Nucky, and The Wire fans should note that Omar himself, Michael K. Williams, is in the cast too (and, we’d have to imagine, will show himself as man not to be fucked with.)

Hit the jump to see the teaser trailer, and let us know if you think this looks like something worthy of Scorsese’s – and your – time.  Boardwalk Empire premieres on HBO this fall.