With Second Season Recently Under Way, HBO Already Renews This Highly Acclaimed Drama for a Third Season

Oct 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

HBO has announced that it will bring back a critically acclaimed drama series for another season, Deadline.com reports.

"Boardwalk Empire," the Emmy-winning look at Atlantic City in the Roaring Twenties from filmmaker Martin Scorsese and writer Terence Winter, has been renewed for a third season, the story reports.

The pay cable network is currently airing the show’s second season.

In a statement, HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo said, “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."

The show has pulled in steady viewer numbers, with the latest original airing attracting 2.9 million viewers, the story notes. The series won eight Emmys at the recent Emmy Awards, including a trophy for best directing for a drama series, for Scorsese.

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