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Fans Rejoice: HBO Orders Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 12, 2011 at 5:44AM

Boardwalk Empire has been given the greenlight by HBO for Season 3. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo says that after the 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. The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”
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Boardwalk Empire has been given the greenlight by HBO for Season 3. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo says that after the 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. The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”

The 1920s set prohibition drama recently won eight Emmy awards (including Outstanding Directing - Martin Scorsese), two Golden Globes (Best TV Series and Best Actor - Steve Buscemi), and two SAG Awards (Ensemble Performance and Best Actor - Steve Buscemi) earlier this year. Boardwalk Empire was created by Terence Winter (The Sopranos).

HBO has also renewed True Blood, Game of Thrones and Treme.

Critic David Chute reviews and recaps the series each week.

This article is related to: Genres, TV, Period, Drama, HBO


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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.