HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' Renewed for Third Season
The Prohibition-era drama wins big with viewers
With only three episodes aired in it's second season, Boardwalk Empire has been renewed for a third.
“Following a triumphant first season, I was eager to see what Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their stellar team had in store, and they continue to surpass our highest expectations,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said.
Boardwalk Empire, set in the 1920s Prohibition era, has hit home with viewers thanks to a thorough set and costume design. The series most recently drew in 2.9 million viewers, and ranks among HBO's most watched series, averaging 10.7 million viewers thanks to multiple play and DVR offerings.
At the Emmys last month, Boardwalk Empire won best directing for a drama series and eight Emmys overall. It also won best drama series and best lead actor thanks to Steve Buscemi's portrayal of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the head honcho of Atlantic City. To read about real-life historical gangsters that Boardwalk Empire characters are framed after, read here.