Boardwalk Empire Season 3 to Jump to 1923

By Jef Dinsmore on Apr 29, 2012 to Boardwalk Empire

Terence Winter, executive producer and series creator of HBO series BOARDWALK EMPIRE, shared some news about Season 3 coming to HBO in the Fall.. In an quote at a Hollywood event he said “It’s New Years Eve 1922, going into 1923.  Things have gotten quite a bit more violent as Prohibition has gone on and people are running out of liquor. Hence Nucky’s world’s going to change.” Also, don’t forget, the role of the gangster looms larger and larger during that time period. Al Capone and the like are sure to be heavy players next season and that pressure should bear on Nucky Thompson as well. this slight peek at Season 3  was noted a Television Academy event in North Hollywood. Also present besides Winter were Steve Buscemi (Nucky), Michael Pitt (Jimmy), Michael Shannon (van Alden).Kelly MacDonald (Margaret), Vincent Piazza (Lucky Luciano), Gretchen Mol (Gillian), Michael Stuhlbarg (Rothstein) and Michael Kenneth Williams (Chalky White).  Collider also has a nice recap of the rest of the Hollywood meetup.

Of course, we all remember the climax of last season’s final episode. It was not only the death of Jimmy Darmody that shocked us but, also at whose hands it was brought on by. Terence Winter told the audience gathered that it was an inevitable course of action. “I knew it was going to happen, I just didn’t know when.” All is not done with the Darmody  family however as it was explained that the young,  now-orphaned son of the dead Jimmy will continue to be a part of the series.

Similar comments were made back in February to Huffington Post and are available on this site.  But, coupled with the teaser trailers and news bits like this one that surface, it make fans of the show that much more eager for the continuing saga of who rules the BOARDWALK EMPIRE.

What do you think about the jump ahead in time, Boardwalk Empire fans?  Horrible change? No big deal?  Leave us a comment below.

  • Dale

    Knocking off Jimmy makes me a former viewer

    • The show certainly loses something but who knows what new characters in Season 3 might rock your socks off. Jimmy’s shadow will hang over Nucky much like Ned Stark looms over Westeros. Plus.. flashbacks? Anyone consider that?

  • Charlie Harwood

    I think the jump is a good idea. With Jimmy whacked, the new players (i.e. Lucky Luciano, Al Capone) need to start gaining some ground quickly. What better way to do this than jump forward a bit? But yea, need to tell the story of what happened during that time though.

    • Jefd

      It is good writing on that show Charlie so you can be sure of some good exposition explaining the missing 15 months.

  • Adam

    No way will I be watching season 3, I watched every episode and with Jimmy being killed off i find my interested at zero… Most characters were based on actual people with the exception of Jimmy Darmody… They could have done ANYTHING they wanted with that character, unlike the others who viewers can wikipedia the basis of their lives, Jimmy could have been anything or done anything yet now he is dead… pointless…

    • Jefd

      The creative team, more than likely, killed off a likable, fresh character like Jimmy Darmody intentionally for the reaction it would get.

      They, of course, didn’t want the reaction of someone to stop watching the show but, wanted viewers to feel as if the show is an unpredictable story that can and will take surprising turns from time to time. It is a rough and tumble business these gents are in and any situation can blow up in your face. They made this viewer feel just that way with Jimmy’s death and the way it went down.

      And that makes me want to come back for Season three.

      • Kman

        @Jefd I agree its a terrible business that these guys are in. Jimmy and Nuki were def the best characters on the show and I disappointed that they killed Jimmy off. But gangsters were glorified as a kind of a modern day Robin Hood or heroes. Perhaps another explanation for the way the show went was to shed light on the reality of these gangsters. They were killers, theives, they would smile and shake your hand and be your friend in need until you got in their way, at which point they would shoot you in the back without question. I think that we all liked Nuki at the start much like Atlantic city did. If Jimmy was to be forgiven and be back in business by Nuki it would be too Hollywood. In these circles even if its a loved one who betrayes you their is no mercy.

  • Quite a jump but I don’t really mind. Just can’t wait for season 3! HBO is killing it with original series this year!

  • FR Guy

    A good thing i guess. But someone can tell me what was the year at the end of season 2 ? I’m such a fan but i can’t remember

    • Jefd

      Season Three takes us to January of 1023 fifteent (15) months after the concllusion of Season 2.

      I personally do not mind any jump forward in time as long as they explain what has happened to the characters in the interim.

    • sarah Muller

      Season 2 ended in August 1921. Because in the episode Battle of the Century, Nucky gets a telegram from his lawyer as he is leaving Ireland that says his trial will start in August.










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