Boardwalk Empire Season 3 Announced!

By Jacob Klein on Oct 12, 2011 to Boardwalk Empire

HBO has just announced that they will be renewing Boardwalk Empire for a third season next year!  Here is the official press release:

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2011 – Following resounding critical approval for the series’ second-season debut on Sept. 25, HBO has renewed BOARDWALK EMPIRE for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“Following a triumphant first season, I was eager to see what Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their stellar team had in store, and they continue to surpass our highest expectations,” said Lombardo.  “The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”

From Terence Winter, Emmy® Award-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in the 1920s in the early days of Prohibition, and chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster.

The renewal of BOARDWALK EMPIRE is the latest in a number of recent drama series pickups, following “True Blood,” “Game of Thrones” and “Treme,” as well as commitments to the new series “Luck,” “Veep,” “Girls,” “Life’s Too Short” and Aaron Sorkin’s as-yet untitled project.

Among the early critical raves for the new season of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, New York’s Daily News called the show “delicious entertainment” and “one of the best shows on television,” while Daily Variety termed it “consistently bold and lusty,” as well as “good to the last illicit, intoxicating drop.”  The Boston Globe hailed BOARDWALK EMPIRE as “a must-see show” and “remarkable,” and Entertainment Weekly noted that “drama this good should be illegal.”

BOARDWALK EMPIRE ranks among HBO’s most popular series with an average gross audience of 10.7 million viewers.

At the recent Primetime Emmy® Awards, BOARDWALK EMPIRE led all programming with eight awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Martin Scorsese).

In Jan. 2011, BOARDWALK EMPIRE received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Steve Buscemi)

The series also received two Screen Actors Guild awards, for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi).

HBOWatch will drink to that!  Let’s hope HBO throws another amazing premiere party next fall!

  • Angela Meachum

    When is Season 3 coming out on dvd???

  • IF JIMMY’S DEAD IM GONNA STOP WATCHIN ! ! ! But I think They wouldnt mess with a good thing.oh yeah Jimmys Mother must be in love with he Son…..

  • Margo

    When can I buy the whole series 3 season?

    • Hey Margo,
      It hasn’t been released yet! It airs on HBO this September but the DVD usually takes much longer.

  • Margo Overlie

    When can I buy season 3 ( the whole series 3)?

  • Start watching online and got addicted. Went through first 2 seasons in about 2 weeks. Now I’m going through withdrawals until season 3.

    • Debi129

      Me too! I say that Jimmy is a DREAM in Enoch mind and he is not really dead!!!!!! and they bring him back…he is much to good looking to let go of…he really makes the show interesting with that pretty face!..I am ready for SEASON 3 now..let’s bring it on! Love the costume and all the color..step back on the cruelty for now HBO!

      • fred

        how about saying “spoiler alert” Debi?

        • Laura

          A hypothesis is not a spoiler alert, dear. Don’t get yer panties in a wad. How about a “Troll Alert” next time you post?

  • Suzanne Normoyle

    I think it’s too late to have season 3 of Boardwalk Empire only in the Fall 2012. It should have started in January. The planning of this 3rd season was not the best. It’s my favorite series and to have to wait that long is not right.

    • Karen Connolly

      I agree, how can season 3 air in the fall when it is already January 29, 2012 and hasn’t aired yet? We love this series and this is the only reason we subscribed to HBO so we could watch this. So, can anyone tell us WHEN exactly will season 3 air? we anxiously await your answer. Thank you and we look forward to season 3. Not sure how good it will ne without Jimmy and we were both shocked & sad when Nucky was the on ewho killed him. Looking forward to see how it begins in season 3. Thanks from 2 devoted fans in San Diego, Steve & Karen Connolly!!!

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