HBO’s period drama Boardwalk Empire is returning in less than a month, and if the latest trailer is any indication, fans will need at least that much time to ramp up to the proper excitement level.

There’s a lot of new content since Boardwalk Empire‘s first Season 2 trailer premiered, not to mention a more interesting structure. The new trailer takes advantage of the show’s 1920s style before pumping up the drama and action. While it’s true there isn’t a whole lot of actual information translated to the viewer, there’s enough to whet the appetite of those eager for more details.

First and foremost: the Klu Klux Klan will be a major factor in Boardwalk Empire‘s ongoing story. It’s not what you think, though – they’re not a new supplier of bootleg booze, but rather teetotalling Prohibitionists, destroying stills and cracking liquor supply chains flowing into the east coast. As if we needed another reason to hate the KKK.

Add to that the G-men catching wise, Jimmy branching out, political pressure, the loss of a major customer and the usual organized crime issues, and Nucky Thompson has his hands full. See for yourself in the video below:

Boardwalk Empire debuted to near-universal acclaim last year, and with its strong ratings it’s become the crown jewel of HBO’s winter schedule. True Blood will wrap up its fourth season just two weeks before Boardwalk Empire returns for its sophomore showing. While mum’s the word on most of the dramatic happenings in Atlantic City, we know that real-life gangster Bugsy Siegel will make an appearance, played by Rescue Me‘s Michael Zegen.

Boardwalk Empire landed two Oustanding Directing Emmy nominations for two seperate episodes (one for Martin Scorsese and one for Jeremy Podeswa), as well as Outstanding Actor/Actress nods for Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald.  The show scored 18 Emmy nominations in all. You can see which ones it takes home on September 18th, just a week before the premiere. Buscemi also won a Golden Globe earlier this year for his role as Nucky.

Boardwalk Empire  debuts on September 25th on HBO.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter