Based on the book by Nelson Johnson, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, HBO's upcoming program, Boardwalk Empire is a period drama about how gangsters operate in the 1920s. This show already has a few people sitting up and waiting.
The cable network is not holding back. Perhaps eager to repeat the success they had with The Sopranos, the pilot episode (as you will see the teaser below) is directed by none other than, Martin Scorsese. Steve Buscemi leads the cast.
I know I'm going to watch out for this one! The series is expected to air with 12 episodes beginning September.