Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. Steve Buscemi stars in the epic HBO drama series set at the dawn of Prohibition, charting the birth and rise of organised crime in Atlantic City.
From Terence Winter (Emmy® winning writer/EP on HBO’s The Sopranos) and Martin Scorsese (Oscar®-winning director of The Departed), Boardwalk Empire chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi), Atlantic City’s undisputed czar at a time when Prohibition proved to be a major catalyst in the rise of organized crime in America.
Equal parts politician and gangster, Nucky and his lieutenants – including an ambitious young WWI veteran named Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) – ruled during a time when illegal alcohol opened up highly lucrative opportunities for bootleggers and distributers. Because of its proximity to the ocean, Atlantic City was a major hub of activity for rumrunners, including Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone – and Nucky did business with them all.