The HBO drama's fifth season, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c, jumps forward seven years from the events at the end of Season 4. But perhaps more importantly, the time-warped, eight-episode Season 5 will be the last hurrah for Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) & Co.
The Al Capone that Boardwalk Empire viewers have gotten to know during the show's early seasons isn't exactly the infamous gangster he's remembered as today. But that's all about to change.
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Earlier this season, Al (Stephen Graham), saw his brother Frank (Morgan Spector) gunned down by the police during a riot caused by the Capones, who were trying to rig the mayoral election in the Chicago suburb of Cicero. "Obviously, the death of Frank Capone was a pivotal event in Al's life," Boardwalk creator Terence Winter tells TVGuide.com...
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Is Boardwalk Empire's Nucky Thompson turning over a new leaf?
As the HBO drama enters 1924 and the Jazz Age, Atlantic City gangster Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is looking to make peace with his fellow crooks in New York whom he bloodied during last season's war with Gyp Rosetti. He's able to do so with a bag full of cash and the simple promise that he's no longer concerned with expanding his territory or operation.
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"Nucky is really keeping a much lower profile," creator Terence Winter tells TVGuide.com....
Ellen DeGeneres, Kate McKinnon
This week, Jimmy Kimmel interviewed fans at the Coachella Music Festival about some hot new bands — the only problem is, the bands don't actually exist. But that didn't stop festival-goers from gushing about them. Elsewhere, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon did her best Ellen DeGeneres impersonation in front of Ellen herself, and Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi discovered a family connection with the band Vampire Weekend. Also, in random celebrity strokes of genius, Tilda Swinton led the audience at Ebertfest in a dance to Barry White in remembrance of Roger Ebert, and Buscemi's Boardwalk castmate Michael Shannon did a dramatic (and NSFW!) reading of a nasty letter from a sorority president. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of Top Videos:
"C--- punt" never sounded so awesome.
Ever since the infamous, profanity-laced Delta Gamma sorority letter was released last week, everyone has been clamoring for a celebrity to do a dramatic reading of the e-mail that featured one of the best expletives of the year. It seems only fitting that Michael Shannon, the Boardwalk Empire star who will next play psychotic villain General Zod in Man of Steel, is the lucky actor!
[WARNING: The following story reveals major details about the Season 3 finale of Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]
"You can't be half a gangster."
Jimmy Darmody's haunting words to Nucky Thompson have loomed large this season on Boardwalk Empire. But on Sunday's finale, Nucky proved he's not doing anything halfway anymore.
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To bring an end to his ongoing war with hothead Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale), Nucky (Steve Buscemi) promised ...
Forget zombies and monsters. Humans are the real killing machines this weekend, as two of TV's bloodiest shows sign off Sunday night, in direct competition — followed immediately by repeats, so you can watch one and then the other, and then good luck trying to get to sleep.<
There's nothing super about Stephen Amell.
That is to say, he doesn't have X-ray vision, super strength or the ability to fly, and yet on Wednesday night, he'll have the power to captivate an audience of comic book aficionados and salivating fangirls alike when he debuts as the star of Arrow — and for The CW, that's one hell of a superpower.
Like Smallville's Tom Welling before him, the 31-year-old Canadian actor is about to fill some large shoes by bringing one of DC Comics' Justice League members to life. For Amell, it's the Green Arrow, a superhero without the super.
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Amell plays Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy who survives a boating accident that leaves him stranded on a deserted island for five years. While there, he hones his archery skills to survive, birthing his alter ego, Arrow. Upon his return, he'll have his work cut out for him as he attempts to clean up Starling City (yes, it's not called Star City) and right his family's wrongs.
In that same vein, Amell has his work cut out for him, following in the footsteps of Justin Hartley, who recently portrayed the Green Arrow on Smallville. But Amell insists that there will be few, if any, similarities to that other CW superhero series. Below, Amell shares his thoughts on taking on the role and what's in store for DC Comics fans and newbies alike:
"You can't be half a gangster," Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) told his then-boss Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) in the very first episode of HBO's Prohibition Era drama Boardwalk Empire. Two seasons later, Jimmy is gone — dead at the hands of Nucky, who finally took his would-be protegé's advice.
"Up until episode 12 of Season 2, we never really saw Nucky pull the trigger. He's the guy who's telling other people to do that," creator Terence Winter tells TVGuide.com. "Now, Nucky's fully capable of both ordering people dead and killing them himself. He's much more serious. He used to be a gangster and a gang leader one step removed. Now, he's out from behind the desk and really getting his hands dirty."
Paz de la Huerta, Boardwalk Empire
Michael Pitt might not be the only one leaving Boardwalk Empire. TVLine.com is reporting that Paz de la Huerta will not return for the third season of HBO's award-winning drama.
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