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WATCH TRAILER: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four Starts September 8

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 15, 2013 at 4:12PM

Check out the new trailer for "Boardwalk Empire," as Season Four of the gorgeously mounted Martin Scorsese/Terrence Winter Prohibition era gangster series gets underway on September 8 on HBO.
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Steve Buscemi returns in 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four.
Steve Buscemi returns in 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four.

Check out the new trailer for "Boardwalk Empire," as Season Four of the gorgeously mounted Terence Winter Prohibition era gangster series gets underway on September 8 on HBO. (SPOILERS for those who have not completed Season Three.) 

Season Three reeled under the loss of Michael Pitt, whose Jimmy Darmody at least showed some potential for climbing out of the dark criminality that is front and center on this series. So viewers had to hang onto Steve Buscemi’s always compelling Atlantic City boss Nucky Thompson, as well as the women in his life, including his smart wife (Kelly Macdonald), who was planning to leave him with her Irish lover, his right-hand man Owen Sleater (Charlie Cox) until events intervened. She seems to be done with Nucky, for the moment.

Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright

This season brings some new players for Nucky to tangle with. “Only kings understand each other,” Harlem boss Valentin Narcisse (great character actor Jeffrey Wright) whispers. “What shall we do, Mr. Thompson?” (According to IMDb, one ongoing character in the series is named Anne Thompson. Ok then.)

And there's newcomer HBO veteran Ron Livingston ("Band of Brothers, "Sex in the City") as wealthy interloper Roy Phillips, who gets close with Jimmy's mother, wily madam Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol), who is is never to be underestimated. And still on the scene are disfigured war veteran and killer Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) and Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams), who will presumably be exacting some payback for saving Nucky's ass at the end of Season Three. 


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.