Sunday, October 6, 2013
Terence Winter, Executive Producer and Creator
Howard Korder, Writer
Michael Kenneth Williams
Moderator: Alan Sepinwall, TV Critic, Hitfix.com; Author, The Revolution Was Televised
For three seasons Boardwalk Empire has brought the rivalries and turf wars of Prohibition-era Atlantic City to vivid, bloody life. The series’s dazzling production values and cinematic flair are a testament to the creative team working throughout the five boroughs of New York City—because not a frame of the series has been shot in New Jersey. The fourth season, set in 1924, promises more gangland conflicts for political fixer Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) as new business opportunities emerge in Florida. According to showrunner Terence Winter, the embattled Nucky will emerge “a much more shrewd gangster” as a violent and charismatic rival from Harlem, Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright), tries to usurp Chalky White’s (Michael Kenneth Williams) reign as leader of Atlantic City’s African-American community.
Creator and executive producer Terence Winter, along with key members of the cast, will preview a new episode and discuss how HBO's Boardwalk Empire interweaves historical and fictional characters in its complex tapestry of 1920s America. The series has received many honors, including a dozen Emmys and two Golden Globes.