Boasting motion picture quality photography, set design, direction, and talent; HBO’s forthcoming prohibition gangster series Boardwalk Empire has as much buzz as any mini-series I can remember seeing in a long time. Even more so than The Pacific, I’d say, which can no longer dubbed the t.v. event of the year.

New York Magazine have released a third promo for the show, presumably shots from the Martin Scorsese directed, Soprano’s Terence Winter written pilot which gives us a great look at lead Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson. He is the ruler of Atlantic City, half politican/half gangster – making his city the center for booze, gambling and prostitution during prohibition.

Busemci nails the trailer with a composed but typically slimy performance and it’s so nice to see him make the transition from supporting to lead here.

Premiering in the fall with 12 episodes, Boardwalk Empire features Michael Shannon, Gretchen Mol, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Pitt and more.

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This article was first posted on June 14, 2010