If HBO's period gangster epic Boardwalk Empire has a single truism to impart to working stiffs, it might be: It's good to be the king... well, mostly. Sure, Steve Buscemi's Nucky Thompson — Atlantic City treasurer, power broker and bootlegger supreme — is awash in money, power and glamour, but his day-to-day existence is a never-ending game of whack-a-mole, with egos to stroke, law enforcement threats to evade and scores to settle.
How long can Nucky's luck last?
When last we saw Boardwalk Empire, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) was feeling pretty lucky after the election went his way and Margaret (Kelly MacDonald) returned to him after discovering his baby son had died.
Boardwalk Empire, a new drama series from Martin Scorsese, will premiere on HBO on Sept. 19 at 9/8c, the network announced Friday.
Based on a novel by Nelson Johnson and created by Terence Winter (The Sopranos), Boardwalk Empire revolves around Nucky Johnson (Steve Buscemi), the head of ...