Scorsese’s “Empire” Built At HBO

HBO has given the greenlight to 11 episodes of the period drama “Boardwalk Empire” says Variety.

Terence Winter (“The Sopranos”) created the series which revolves around the life of 1920s Atlantic City bigwig Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi”), a man said to be “equal parts politician and gangster”.

Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Dabney Coleman and Stephen Graham will star in the series which begins production later this Fall in New York City for airing next year..

Scorsese directed the pilot and will serve as executive producer on the series.