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HBO is bringing back Boardwalk Empire for a third season.

"Following a triumphant first season, I was eager to see what Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their stellar team had in store, and they continue to surpass our highest expectations," HBO President Michael Lombardo said Wednesday in announcing the renewal. "The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying."

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, which returned with Season 2 on Sept. 25, joins a number of recent renewals of HBO drama series, including True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Treme.

The drama won eight Emmys last month, including one for Scorsese (Drama Series Direction). Set in Atlantic City during Prohibition, it stars Steve Buscemi as crime boss Nucky Thompson (a role what won him a Golden Globe) and Michael Pitt as his protégé, Jimmy Darmody.

Boardwalk Empire airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.