The show is adapted from author Nelson Johnson's book, by Emmy award-winning writer/producer Terence Winter ("The Sopranos").
The pilot episode was directed by Martin Scorsese, who will be 'creatively involved' in the ongoing production.
September 1, 2009, HBO picked up the series for an additional 11 episodes, scheduled to debut September 19, 2010.
The HBO series 'tie-in' edition of author Johnson's book is now available with a forward by series executive producer Winter, a 16-page photo insert featuring 34 full-color photos of actors, producers, and sets from the HBO archive and a new 'afterword' by Johnson.
",,, Through most of the 20th century, Atlantic City was controlled by a powerful partnership of local politicians and racketeers. Funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars, and brothels, this corrupt alliance reached full bloom during the reign of Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson — the second of three bosses to head the Republican machine that dominated city politics and society.
"In 'Boardwalk Empire', Nucky Johnson, Louis 'the Commodore' Kuehnle, Frank 'Hap' Farley, and Atlantic City itself spring to life in all their garish splendor. Author Nelson Johnson traces 'AC' from its birth as a quiet seaside health resort, through the notorious backroom politics and power struggles, to the city’s rebirth as an international entertainment and gambling mecca where anything goes..."
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