is an upcoming American television series
from premium cable network HBO
, set in Atlantic City, New Jersey
during the Prohibition era
. Starring Steve Buscemi
, the show is adapted from Nelson Johnson's book, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City
by Emmy award
and producer Terence Winter
of The Sopranos
The first episode
was directed by Martin Scorsese
. On September 1, 2009, HBO picked up the series for an additional 11 episodes
The series is scheduled to debut on September 19, 2010.
Filming was done on a specially created set in Greenpoint
 Martin Scorsese's Contribution
Martin Scorsese was involved in the project even before creator Terence Winter. He directed the pilot and established the look of the show, which other directors later emulated to make the show feel seamless. He is also one of the executive producers of the show. Winter stated that Scorsese weighs on the casting decisions, watches all the cuts and dailies. Up until the shooting of the show's first season, Scorsese and Winter would meet every Sunday afternoon to review what went on during the week where Scorsese would have comments and suggestion. Martin Scorsese is expected to continue to be creatively involved in the ongoing production and if the series ...