“Boardwalk Empire” picked up for a second season

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
September 22nd, 2010

Just one episode into the show’s run, and you can already book it for a whole second season.

According to The LA Times, Boardwalk Empire, a show which brought in 7.1 million viewers for its premiere this past Sunday on HBO, has been renewed for a second season, just one episode into its run. That is the biggest premiere for any show on HBO since Deadwood just six years ago.

The show is penned by Terence Winter, HBO staple and former Sopranos writer, and looks at the world of Atlantic City during the 1920s, and will follow the story of Nucky Thompson, based on the real life legend Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, former “boss” of the area for three decades from 1911 to 1941.

Toss in a stunning cast including Steve Buscemi, Gretchen Mol, Michael Shannon, Michael Pitt, Michael K. Williams, and Dabney Coleman, and a pilot directed by Martin Scorsese, you really have the makings of one hell of a television series. This bodes more than well for the show, so hopefully it will live up to this rather quick jump for a second season.

Have you seen the show? If so, what are your thoughts?

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  • http://blog.gynecologistcobra.net demi adejuyigbe

    Rightfully so. This show is absolutely terrific. (So far, anyway.)

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