Boardwalk Empire Roars Back for Season 2

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.

Boardwalk Empire Episode Preview: The Battle for Atlantic City

Season two of Boardwalk Empire is off and running. What did you think of the premiere ? Looking ahead to October 2, the next episode will be titled "Ourselves Alone" and, as previewed in the following video, will focus on: Nucky trying to maintain a grasp on his private army and Atlantic City. Jimmy realizing he has a lot in common with Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano. Margaret retrieving some valuable intel. Chalky clashing with an inmate.

'Boardwalk Empire' 2.02 Preview: Jimmy Approaches New Customer

While James Darmody is expanding his business, his former mentor Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson is worrying about a betrayal in his inner circle.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season 2 Premiere “21?

BOARDWALK EMPIRE  Season 2 Episode 1 “21? airs September 25 at 9pm on HBO. Episode Synopsis:  Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is rocked by an insurrection among his inner circle; Chalky’s (Michael Kenneth Williams) life and livelihood are threatened by a vicious KKK attack; Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) copes with her son’s (Rory and Declan McTigue) disciplinary problems; Angela (Aleksa Palladino) vies with Gillian (Gretchen Mol) for Jimmy’s (Michael Pitt) affections at home; Van Alden (Michael Shannon) shows his wife Rose (Enid Graham) around town as an anniversary present. Read More...

Emmys 2011: Martin Scorsese Talks About His Directing Win for 'Boardwalk Empire'

The Oscar-winning director who has brought to life some of the most famous bad guys in the history of movies said he always wanted to do it on TV as well, because, explained  Martin Scorsese  backstage at the Emmys after winning the directing Emmy for  Boardwalk Empire, he “always dreamed of getting involved in a project where characters could be developed over a period of time, almost the way Victorian novels were written.” Why is this story about the bad guys like many of his movies? “It goes back to a fascination America has with that story of the rise and also the fall that goes back to the very first gangster films made by  D.W. Griffith ,” said Scorsese. “You’re fascinated by the rise because there’s a kind of vicarious thrill to that. But you want to see how that can all come apart.” Read More...

'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Deadliest Catch,' Gwyneth Paltrow win at Creative Arts Emmys

"Boardwalk Empire" cleaned up at the Creative Arts Emmys Saturday (Sept. 10), and Gwyneth Paltrow can add an Emmy to the Oscar in her trophy case.Paltrow won the Emmy for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Holly Holiday on "Glee." The other guest-acting winners were Justin Timberlake ("Saturday Night Live"), Loretta Devine ("Grey's Anatomy") and Paul McCrane ("Harry's Law"). Timberlake was a dual winner Saturday, also sharing the award for outstanding music and lyrics for a song he did in the monologue of his hosting gig in May."Boardwalk Empire" was the biggest winner Saturday with seven Emmys, including awards for editing, casting, makeup and visual effects. "Deadliest Catch" took home four awards, including the one for best reality series. The History Channel's "Gettysburg" also took home four Emmys, among them outstanding nonfiction special. Among the other multiple winners Saturday were "Mildred Pierce," "The Kennedys," "Futurama" -- which won the Emmy for...

Emmys 2011: 'Boardwalk Empire' dominance, 'Futurama' and other Creative Arts surprises

It's always fun to look at the Creative Arts Emmy winners to see if they hold any predictors of what might happen at the primetime Emmy ceremony. This year's Creative Arts ceremony, just over one week before the primetime awards are given out, is no exception, given some of the surprises that we saw Saturday (Sept. 10).Whether these are any indication of what might happen next Sunday is anybody's guess. But it's sure as heck fun to speculate, right?"Boardwalk Empire" dominates: It wasn't a big stretch to think that the academy voters were going to fall in love with "Boardwalk Empire." It's a sweeping period piece shot on an epic scale, with the pedigree of both Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter behind it. But given the love the academy has had for "Mad Men" during the last three years, it was a surprise to see "Boardwalk" dominate most of the technical awards for drama, including...

'Boardwalk Empire' Triumphant at 63rd Creative Emmys Awards

The HBO drama took most of the evening's prizes for tech categories while Gwyneth Paltrow , Jeff Probst and others took the non-tech trophies.

Boardwalk Empire Season Premiere Pics: Atlantic City Drama

Boardwalk Empire returns on September 25 with a second season premiere titled "21." What can fans expect from the episode? Nucky will face an uprising within his inner circle. Chalky's world will be threatened by a KKK attack. Margaret will deal with with her son's disciplinary problems. Van Alden will celebrate his anniversary with Rose. TV Fanatic, of course, will publish a review of the premiere the moment it concludes. In the meantime, get an early look at various scene from it via the following photos:

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Gives NYC Subway Riders the Nucky Thompson Experience With Vintage Train

They say that word travels fast and when it comes to HBO’s current campaign pushing the Sept. 25 return of its critically acclaimed show,  Boardwalk Empire , that would be true. As part of the promotion, “Compliments of Nucky” (referencing  Steve Buscemi’s crooked politician/gangster character, Nucky Thompson), the network teamed up with New York City’s MTA and placed a vintage 1920s train on the 2/3 line, reports  Fast Company . Read More...