Boardwalk Empire to begin airing on Showcase, April 26

BoardwalkEmpireBoardwalk Empire will make its cable premiere in Canada on Showcase later this month.

The series called “instantly captivating” (TV Guide) and “television at its finest” (Variety) brings the extravagance, glamour and allure of Atlantic City during the Roaring Twenties to Showcase, when the critically adored Boardwalk Empire makes its cable premiere.

Starring Steve Buscemi in a role People Weekly calls “a brilliant, brutally funny performance,” Boardwalk Empire premieres Friday, April 26 at 10pm ET/7PM PT.
From Emmy Award-winning writer Terence Winter and Academy® Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empirefollows underworld icon Nucky Thompson (Buscemi) as he reigns over vicious power struggles, notorious backroom politics, a constant onslaught by the Feds, and his own insatiable appetite for women, profits and power.

Equal parts politician and gangster, Nucky ruled when Prohibition helped give rise to organized crime, doing business with the biggest names of the time including Lucky Luciano and Al Capone.

Nominated for 18 Emmy Awards in its first season, Boardwalk Empire’s star-studded cast includes Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Kenneth Williams, Dabney Coleman, Paz de la Huerta, Aleksa Palladino, Paul Sparks, Anthony Laciura and Gretchen Mol.

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