AVS Forum banner
1 - 20 of 1604 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,359 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
It's not public yet but, even though the series' first season has yet to premiere (they should be wrapping in a week or two), the end results have already prompted HBO (despite the high expense...about $50 million just for the Scorsese-directed opener) to renew it for second season!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
924 Posts
Fantastic. This is the HBO series premeire I've probably looked most forward to in a long time, and that is saying something since HBO series are generally very good.


I see that it is suppose to premiere in the Fall. Is that expected to be September - or later?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,359 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·

Quote:
Originally Posted by djb5f /forum/post/18680609


I see that it is suppose to premiere in the Fall. Is that expected to be September - or later?

I've heard October, however that is not official...but the sooner the better. This is gonna be a dynamite show!
 

·
Registered
LG 55" C9 OLED, Yamaha RX-A660, Monoprice 5.1.2 Speakers, WMC HTPC, TiVo Bolt, X1
Joined
·
45,640 Posts
From zap2it.com
Quote:
Martin Scorsese's 'Boardwalk Empire' reigns at HBO


By Rick Porter


The cable channel has picked up the series about Atlantic City in the early 20th century to premiere fall 2010, HBO confirms. The network has ordered 12 episodes, including the Martin Scorsese-directed pilot.


The series stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, a Prohibition-era bootlegger and prominent figure in the Atlantic City of the early 1920s, someone who's described as "equal parts politician and gangster." Gretchen Mol, ("The Notorious Bettie Page") Kelly Macdonald ("No Country for Old Men"), Michael Pitt ("The Village"), Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire"), Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road") and Dabney Coleman also star.


Terence Winter, a writer and producer on "The Sopranos," created the show and will executive produce along with Scorsese, who has pledged to remain involved in the show and may direct another episode. Fellow "Sopranos" alum Tim Van Patten and "Entourage's" Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson are also exec producing.
 

·
Registered
LG 55" C9 OLED, Yamaha RX-A660, Monoprice 5.1.2 Speakers, WMC HTPC, TiVo Bolt, X1
Joined
·
45,640 Posts
From Inside Jersey

Quote:
Corrupt Jersey boss inspires HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'


By BOB CONSIDINE


Later this year, television viewers will find themselves wrapped up in another quintessential New Jersey drama on HBO involving organized crime, corruption, violence and bossism.


Only this time, the story won’t revolve around a fictional tormented mobster born under a bad sign.


The highly anticipated series “Boardwalk Empire” is inspired, instead, by the real-life reign of the flamboyant and fabulously corrupt political boss Enoch “Nucky” Johnson. Where the contemporary Tony Soprano operated in a clandestine underworld, this ’20s-era Atlantic City political boss brashly and shrewdly used his influence to run a government that worked openly to line his pockets and steamroll those who didn’t fall in line.


The idea for the new show comes from an unlikely source: a book written by a New Jersey judge and historian.


Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson’s “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City” hit bookshelves in September 2002, after nearly 20 years of research and writing, and ended its long journey to the small screen at the production offices of HBO.


The nearly 300-page sweeping history of people doing bad things by the ocean starts in the mid-19th century and ends with legalized gaming coming to Atlantic City in the 1970s and early ’80s. But it was chapters five and six that interested the folks at HBO the most — chapters devoted to the colorful rise and fall of Nucky Johnson.


“My publisher and I keep saying this book’s got legs,” says the judge. “And we’re thrilled that it does.” Nelson Johnson’s book has served as a jumping-off point for some serious Hollywood heavyweights.


Martin Scorsese, who is producing the series, directed the pilot episode, his first major foray into television drama. And Terence Winter, producer and writer eccellente from “The Sopranos,” which ran for six seasons and scored 21 Emmys, is the writer.


HBO has committed to 12 episodes.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,292 Posts
So then, with the renewal, that means 24 episodes! Very welcome news! When would the second season begin? (I know, I know...still waiting for the first one!)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,359 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joel Clemons /forum/post/18681416


So then, with the renewal, that means 24 episodes! Very welcome news! When would the second season begin? (I know, I know...still waiting for the first one!)

To early to say, altho production on Season 2 will start this winter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
924 Posts
The preview for Boardwalk Empire they showed at the end of this week's Treme looked fantastic - and they gave it a start month - September.


This will be HBO's biggest hit since The Sopranos. Book it.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
23,031 Posts
The various previews I've seen (hopefully) indicate we won't be let down. This should be a winner - can't wait!


larry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,359 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobby94928 /forum/post/18779143


I'm salivating. C'mon September!

I saw a 10-minute reel...salivation is appropriate. Since season one covers the year 1920, season two will probably cover 1921. If the show holds up, it could go right through 1929! (Nine year run? Not written in stone!)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,292 Posts
Remember THE UNTOUCHABLES tv series with William Forsythe? BOARDWALK will be the show that we wished that one could have been. By the way, tentative plans (IF the show runs as long as SOPRANOS, for example) is for each season to take palce during a subsequent year. First season, 1920. Second, 1921...and so on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,046 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joel Clemons /forum/post/19177084


Remember THE UNTOUCHABLES tv series with William Forsythe? BOARDWALK will be the show that we wished that one could have been. By the way, tentative plans (IF the show runs as long as SOPRANOS, for example) is for each season to take palce during a subsequent year. First season, 1920. Second, 1921...and so on.

Nah, I remember the Untouchables series with Robert Stack. I am hoping that Boardwalk is up to Sopranos standards and I think it will be, if not more...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,359 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobby94928 /forum/post/19177254


Nah, I remember the Untouchables series with Robert Stack. I am hoping that Boardwalk is up to Sopranos standards and I think it will be, if not more...

I'd completely forgotten about the second UNTOUCHABLES TV series!! I remember Forsythe made a good Al Capone. Anyway, B.E. is not up to Sopranos standards...it surpasses them easily. You'll see. I always thought SOPRANOS was overrated anyway...especially when it concentrated on the domestic issues, such as the kids' problems. Although I had cancelled the movie-altering HBO a while back, I'm back for the run of BOARDWALK.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
612 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by estoniankid /forum/post/19177716


so what date and time does it premiere?

Next Sunday at 9.


The pilot cost $50 million!?! The Lost pilot cost $12 million, that might be the previous record.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,359 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mentalist5.1 /forum/post/19178413


Next Sunday at 9.


The pilot cost $50 million!?! The Lost pilot cost $12 million, that might be the previous record.

Of course, LOSt was hardly feature-film quality and B.E. is! And considering all that was required, from the accurate clothing, the cars, the extras...not to mention building the boardwalk itself. The attention to detail on this show covers even the smallest things that most won't ever notice or see. For example, even the matchboxes are accurate to the period! Given today's economics, the $50 million is surprisingly low considering what they've put on the screen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17,647 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken H /forum/post/18681338


From Inside Jersey
Quote:
The highly anticipated series “Boardwalk Empire” is inspired, instead, by the real-life reign of the flamboyant and fabulously corrupt political boss Enoch “Nucky” Johnson. Where the contemporary Tony Soprano operated in a clandestine underworld, this ’20s-era Atlantic City political boss brashly and shrewdly used his influence to run a government that worked openly to line his pockets and steamroll those who didn’t fall in line.

I'm pretty sure I couldn't bring myself to call anyone who might potentially have me whacked, "Nucky"....
 
1 - 20 of 1604 Posts
Top