From Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of ‘The Sopranos,’ and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ is set in Atlantic City during Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States.
On the beach in southern New Jersey sits Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as “The World’s Playground,” a place where rules don’t apply. Massive hotels line its famous Boardwalk, along with nightclubs, amusement piers and entertainment to rival Broadway. For a few dollars, a working man can get away and live like a king — legally or illegally.
The undisputed ruler of Atlantic City is Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, (Steve Buscemi) a political fixer and backroom dealer who is equal parts politician and gangster and equally comfortable in either role. Because of its strategic location on the seaboard, the town is a hub of activity for rum-runners, minutes from Philadelphia, hours from New York City and a day’s drive from Chicago. And Nucky Thompson takes full advantage.
Nucky has carved out a niche for himself as the man to see for any illegal alcohol. He is an equal opportunity gangster, doing business with Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), Lucky Luciano, (Vincent Piazza) Al Capone (Stephen Graham), and Johnny Torrio (Greg Antonacci).
UK TV Premiere Date Information
Latest/Next UK Season: 5 (Final)
Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: No exact date/time - Archive Archive
UK Channel: Sky Atlantic
Country of Origin: USA
Additional Airing Notes:
Steve Buscemi returns to satellite viewers for this final season of the acclaimed drama.
Previous UK Premiere Dates
Season 4 – Sky Atlantic – 26th October 2013 at 9pm
Season 3 – Sky Atlantic – Sat 29th September 2012 at 9pm
Season 2 – Sky Atlantic – 8th October 2011 9pm
Season 1 – Sky Atlantic – 1st February 2011 at 9pm
Final Season: 5