Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government start to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area. Written by
Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings.
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Did You Know?
According to Timothy Van Patten
, Martin Scorsese
's involvement as an executive producer consists on reading the scripts, watching the rough cuts and making comments. Van Patten praises the notes Scorsese gives because they are very precise and insightful. See more
Al Capone's son, Sonny, is portrayed as being entirely deaf at the age of two. In real life Sonny contracted an infection that left him only partially deaf and only at age seven. However, this series is intended to be fictional, not based on real life events. Factual inaccuracies are therefore not considered goofs. See more
James 'Jimmy' Darmody
You can't be half a gangster, Nucky. Not anymore.
Season of the Witch
Written by Donovan
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