The most exciting nugget in the recent announcement that Sky is to become home to all HBO‘s gold-standard programming is the arrival next year of Martin Scorsese’s Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire.
It’s scripted by The Sopranos Emmy-winning writer Terence Winter and has Steve Buscemi in the lead as Nucky Thompson, Atlantic City’s real-life political boss and racketeer. Michael Pitt and William Hill also star, along with Brits Kelly Macdonald and Stephen Graham, who follows his Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies with a turn here as Al Capone.
Other notorious faces of the time who crop up are Lucky Luciano and Arnold Rothstein.
CrimeTimePreview will be following the build-up to this big hunk of event TV and preview it at the first opportunity. In the meantime, feast your eyes…