True Blood may be off the air for now, but HBO has found an equally exciting Fall TV replacement to fill its time slot. Premiering tonight, Boardwalk Empire has been building hype for months. Martin Scorsese directed the pilot and writer Terence Winter of The Sopranos serves as creator, so to say critics' hopes are high is putting it mildly (it's already one of my five new shows to watch).
The story takes place during 1920s prohibition in Atlantic City as a corrupt public official (Steve Buscemi) uses his clout to keep the town boozed and put money in his pockets — even if it means throwing a few dead bodies into the river in the process. It promises to be a juicy tale of wealth and power, but with an ensemble of familiar faces, gorgeous costumes, and elaborate sets, the series delivers plenty of eye candy as well. To help tide you over until Sunday's big debut, just click here to watch the trailer again, then check out these photos from the premiere!
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