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Scorcese delivers The Boardwalk Empire to HBO

Posted Aug 9, 2010 by Richard Mccallum
Combine famed features director Martin Scorcese with Sopranos writer/producer Terence Winter and add skilled character actor Steve Buscemi and what have you got? The 21 century's most awaited long form TV series- The Boardwalk Empire.
The new series which premieres on HBO on September 19 is one of 2010's most anticipated television events.
Scorcese is one of the executive producers and helmed the pilot; which revolves around the frenetic world of "Nucky" Thompson a corrupt politician and booze smuggler in Atlantic City during the roaring 20's and the era of prohibition.
The story is based on the acclaimed non-fiction book by Nelly Johnson.
The project was pitched to Terence Winter by producers Steve Levinson and Mark Wahlberg who are well known to HBO from their work with the hit series Entourage.