by: Lindsay Welch Source: Deadline
Well, that was fast.
HBO’s latest miniseries, Boardwalk Empire, a story of criminal gangsters running a bootleg business during Prohibition in Atlantic City, has been renewed for another season after only one episode. The season premiere had an impressive showing of 4.8 million viewers tuning in for the series, previously breaking their premiere record for 2004’s Deadwood. President of HBO Programming, Michael Lombardo, had this to say about the renewal:
“All the ingredients aligned for this one, from Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson’s initial pitch, to Martin Scorsese’s enormous contributions as director and executive producer, to the genius of Terry Winter and the expertise of Tim Van Patten, to a stellar cast led by Steve Buscemi. The response from the media and our viewers has been nothing short of amazing.”
This just goes to prove my point that anything Martin Scorsese touches will literally turn to gold. If you’re interested in catching the gangster drama it runs on HBO, Sunday nights at 9 PM.