‘Boardwalk Empire’ Season 3 Trailer Goes Full Gangster

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The third season of HBO’s prohibition drama, Boardwalk Empire, is right around the corner, and the producers would like to introduce you to the newest thorn in Nucky’s side: a fellow gangster by the name of Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale).

Perhaps between checking out True Blood or The Newsroom, you’ve seen the ads for the upcoming season of Boardwalk Empire, which feature a stylish recreation of the shocking finale to season 2 that insists, “You can’t be half a gangster.”

So, as 1923 rolls around and prohibition continues to line the pockets of those willing (or desperate) to engage in the illegal distribution of alcohol, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi) is seemingly ready to put aside any misconceptions that he can be both a well-respected public figure and Atlantic City’s most notorious gangster. Considering which role will more readily grant Mr. Thompson that which he most desires, the choice is clear. Unfortunately for Nucky, his position in A.C. is one that his enemies (and even some friends) might consider up for grabs, and apparently that goes double for guys like Gyp Rosetti.

There is plenty to speculate on in this jam-packed trailer, as Nucky continues to deal with the fallout from last season – and not just the bullet-riddled kind. It seems that although some time has passed, Nucky still hasn’t quite managed to forgive Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) for the donation she made in his name to the church. Their relationship had its ups and downs last season, but now it looks as though it may be on its last leg.

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Meanwhile, along with a few too-brief glimpses of Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams) and the recently relocated Nelson Van Alden (Michael Shannon), there are plenty of peeks at the tragic hit man, Richard Harrow (Jack Huston), and Jimmy’s twisted mother, Gillian (Gretchen Mol). There’s even a tantalizing little bit of dialogue where Al Capone (Stephen Graham) makes assurances that his New Year’s resolution to behave is not technically in peril, as there’s apparently still plenty of time to cause a ruckus before the clock strikes twelve.

Checking in with the regular cast is great, but the trailer is mostly intent on shifting the viewer’s attention toward the new guy, Gyp Rosetti, who brazenly asserts that Nucky has “jeopardized” his livelihood and therefore is fair game when it comes to ripping people off. And while Rosetti doesn’t seem to have quite the same Zen approach to doing business as Nucky, he more than makes up for it with his unwillingness to step down from a potential gunfight.

Cannavale is a quality actor, whose talents will certainly not go to waste on a show like Boardwalk Empire. At any rate, fans only have a few more weeks of waiting until they find out just how much trouble Gyp Rosetti can make for Nucky Thompson.

Boardwalk Empire season 3 premieres Sunday, September 16 @9pm on HBO.

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  1. Best damn show on TV IMHO.

    • Maybe just after Game of Thrones! I can’t wait for the new season!

  2. I hope this season is as good as last season. Truth be told Jimmy and Harrow are my only characters that I really followed. With Jimmy gone hopefully Harrow becomes more of an impact player

  3. Last season of Boardwalk was absolutely amazing. The finale was such a shock IMO that itstayed with me for a while after.
    I’m a little bummed that their will be a time jump because I would have loved to see the immediate fallout of the finale but the producers and writers have my trust so I’m sure I won’t be let down…

  4. I’m so looking forward to this. Season 2 really upped the ante and delivered a great season finale. (I too will miss Jimmy, he was the most focused and dramatic character last year)

    Having said this I think it’s right that Season 3 looks to move on. I really don’t see what prominent role that Harrow, Van Alden or Gillian have left. It’s time for newer characters to make sure things stay fresh.

  5. If Jimmys not around I might not watch it

  6. Jimmy not around I don’t know if I will watch it

  7. Show won’t b same without jimmy d glad to see more of harrow!!

  8. Despite Jimmy being gone Harrow is becoming one of my favorite characters. Just the way even when about to do grievous harm he does it cold as ice, though showing he has deep thought before pulling the trigger, and seems like he doesn’t really want to kill anyone. Manny was all personal, and not just business like before. I hope Nucky puts him to work, which seems likely given his disdain for Gillian.

    Not to say the rest of the cast and show isn’t just as awe inspiring, this is one of the classics in the making. If only movie quality TV enjoyed the popularity of soulless reality shows.

  9. Just bought Season one and instantly became glued to this show… bought season two and am dying to see season three… Damn it! I don’t have HBO… I’m upgrading.

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