Trailer – “Boardwalk Empire” (Michael K Williams Is “White” In Martin Scorcese’s HBO Pilot)
Expect to see Omar Little from The Wire – Michael K. Williams – in the Martin Scorsese-directed pilot of the upcoming HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
The series, written by The Sopranos scribe, Terence Winter, is an adaptation of the book by Nelson Johnson titled, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City, which explores Atlantic City during the roaring ’20s.
The series will detail the life and exploits of Nucky Thompson (played by Steve Buscemi), who’s based on the real life person Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, the “boss” of the Republican political machine that controlled Atlantic City from 1911 to 1941. The cast is rounded out by Gretchen Mol, who plays a showgirl involved with Nucky; Dabney Coleman who plays his mentor and, of course, Michael K. Williams, who plays a character by the name of Chalky White.
The pilot episode begins on the day Prohibition took effect. With Scorsese at the helm, I sense we’ll get some Casino-like coverage of the time and the place; and given the talent involved on both sides of the camera, this should be one to watch!
Boardwalk Empire debuts later this year.
Below is the preview teaser trailer; and while Williams is not in it, the above still image of him is from the program:
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