Caesars Atlantic City has partnered again with HBO to offer 'Boardwalk Empire' related specials as season two is set to begin Sept. 25.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 21: Caesars' free screening of the season two premiere of HBO's Boardwalk Empire on Sunday, Sept. 25, will include members of the cast as well as live 20s music prior to the screening. For more details click here.
ATLANTIC CITY — Terry Winter, the executive producer, creator and one of the chief writers for the award-winning, Martin Scorsese directed HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire, has finally wrapped filming on the second season's last episode as of Wednesday, Sept. 7.
"It feels great," Winter recently told Atlantic City Weekly during a phone interview. "Now we start writing season three."
Winter, who will begin working on the season three script as soon as next week — the season two premiere of Boardwalk Empire airs at 9pm (EST) on Sunday, Sept. 25 — is very excited about September.
First, there is the New York season two premiere, which is set for the legendary Ziegfeld Theatre next week. Then comes the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18, (8pm EST) on FOX.
The show's first season picked up a staggering 18 Emmy nominations and is expected to win in several categories.
A week after the Academy Awards — Sunday, Sept. 25 — the much anticipated season two premiere will air on HBO (9pm, EST). The 12-episode season kicks off with the following six episodes: "21," "Ourselves Alone" (Oct. 2), "A Dangerous Maid" (Oct. 9), "What Does the Bee Do?" (Oct. 16), "Gimrack & Bunkum" (Oct. 23) and "The Age of Reason" (Oct. 30).
In season two, Steve Buscemi, who plays Nucky Thompson — based on the real man Enoch "Nucky" Johnson — during the Prohibition era in Atlantic City, finds himself the target of an investigation for voter fraud and faces not only jail, but insurrection by some of those he considered his closest allies.
For the September 2010 series debut of Boardwalk Empire, Caesars Atlantic City teamed up with HBO to present a free screening of the pilot episode the night in actually aired on the cable station — last year it was Sunday, Sept. 15.
That event, which drew about 1,000 people to the Circus Maximus Theater inside Caesars, included a pre-show: a live panel discussion with some of the greatest Atlantic City historians and authors around, including Ralph Hunter, Allen "Boo" Pergament, Vicki Gold Levi, Jim Waltzer and Pinky Kravitz.
(This writer had the immense pleasure and opportunity to moderate the panel discussion and help produce a 13-part Web series Atlantic City History: Conversations & Storytelling, which focused on five topics in Atlantic City's history. You can watch all 13 episodes via this link.)
Prior to that event, HBO and Caesars threw an amazing cast party/premiere party on the Thursday prior to the actual premiere date at One Atlantic atop the Pier Shops at Caesars.
Most of the cast members, including Michael Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vincent Piazza, Kelly Macdonald, Shea Whigham and Paz de la Huerta were at the party, which also featured guests from HBO and the show's crew, including Cathy Scorsese, daughter of Martin Scorsese, who works on the series.
Announced Thursday, Sept. 8, Caesars will again host a free screening on the actual premiere date. The season two premiere can be seen at Caesars Atlantic City for free on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 9pm.
The free screening is part of a continued relationship between Caesars and HBO. Aside from the free premiere screening, HBO has committed the following so far to Atlantic City with regard to Boardwalk Empire.
Starting last week, HBO placed signs "Compliments of Nucky" on the entrance ways into Atlantic City from the A.C. Expressway.
A spokesperson for HBO released the following statement on the signs, as well as a toll holiday slated for the premiere weekend:
The fifth annual AC Cinefest, presented by the Downbeach Film Festival, will feature Robert Downey Sr. in addition to Terry Winter, award-winning creator of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, and actor Peter Dobson.
"It’s almost foreshadowed in the pilot when Jimmy tells Nucky: 'You can’t be half a gangster anymore,' and I knew that at one point Nucky would cross that line and fully become a gangster."
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