Nearly one century ago, when ‘Prohibition era’ in the United States has just started, a ban on alcohol opened up broad opportunities for gangsters and fraudsters of all kinds. People needed strong drinks and entertainment, bootleggers had huge profits, and the fierce rivalries for the spheres of influence were taking hold. But only the sneakiest and the toughest could take control over illegal flows of cash and alcohol.

The plot of the series is set chiefly in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where local bosses kept the situation with alcohol in their hands, but the alien bootleggers from New York and Chicago also wanted to tear off a piece. Meanwhile, “Boardwalk Empire” is the story of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, who has set himself in the middle of a deadly triangle: between mobsters, politicians, and the common folk who once looked up to him. Well, you can’t be half a gangster for long, sooner or later you have to pick a side.


  • “Boardwalk Empire” TV series was filmed for the American channel “HBO” where all five seasons of the series were released. The first episode aired on September 19, 2010, and the last on October 26, 2014. A total of 56 episodes were filmed.
  • The very first episode of Boardwalk Empire” TV series was shot by the great Martin Scorsese himself. Then he limited himself to the functions of the executive producer. After the finale of this TV show, Scorsese worked on another TV series in the same way, directing the first episode of the multi-part drama “Vinyl”.
  • The main role of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson was played by ‘master of episode’ Steve Buscemi. For his participation in the “Boardwalk Empire” TV series in 2011, he received a ‘Golden Globe’ award.
  • In “Boardwalk Empire” TV series a few real historical figures appear such as Arnold Rothstein, a representative of the Jewish mafia in New York, Lucky Luciano, and Al Capone himself.


American-made television series, filmed in the crime drama genre.

The first season of “Boardwalk Empire” TV series premiered on ‘HBO’ on September 19, 2010.

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Tags: drama, crime, thriller, gangsters, history, prohibition, bootleggers, Steve Buscemi

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