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New "Boardwalk Empire" Trailer Brimming With Awesome



    If you've been thinking about canceling your subscription to HBO, think again -- the latest trailer for "Boardwalk Empire," which premieres this fall, looks great.

    "Boardwalk Empire" stars Steve Buscemi getting a too rare lead role as Nucky Thompson, the notorious 1920s gangster/county treasurer who built Atlantic City, for good or ill.

    Buscemi leads a cast as good as you'd expect from a show with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer (he also directed the pilot), with Kelly Macdonald ("No COuntry for Old Men"), Michael Shannon ("The Runaways"), Michael K. Williams (Omar from "The Wire"), Dabney Coleman and Michael Stuhlbarg ("A Serious Man") among the supporting players.

    Former "Sopranos" writer Terence Winter developed the series based on Nelson Johnson’s book "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City