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HBO Pickups Boardwalk Empire

In 2010 Spring Schedule, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, HBO, In Production, In Treatment, The Sopranos, The Wire, Treme on 09/02/2009 at 11:47 am

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We here at DVR Life love knowing when good television is in works!  Variety broke word that HBO has ordered an 11 episode first season of Martin Scorceses’ Boardwalk Empire.  We already announced how excited we were about this new series, but if you need a refresher:  The series revolves around Atlantic City in the 19020’s.  New Jersey’s shore is awash with political corruption, gangsters, and vice and who better to bring it the small screen than HBO and Martin Scorcese?  I personally think the two have done more than enough to prove themselves when it comes to quality productions in general and, specifically, mobbed-up story lines.

To sweeten the pot, Scorcese will be sharing executive producer duties with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, who handles both HBO’s Entourage and In Treatment , and former producer of The Sopranos, Terance Winter.  Throw in a couple more HBO alumni, The Sopranos‘ Steve Buscemi and The Wire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams, in starring positions and we’ve got one hell of a package coming our way.

Scorcese directed the pilot and will remain a hands on producer throughout the production of the series, slated to start filming this fall in New York.  Word is the show may be making it’s first appearance sometime in March of 2010, along with David Simon’s first post-The Wire project, a New Orleans-based series called Treme.

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