It won't be long now until Boardwalk Empire returns for season three - September 16th! - and in honor of the the approaching premiere, HBO has finally released a full-length trailer to show us what we should expect from the coming episodes. As executive producer Terence Winter stated in an interview with the Huffington Post last February, the third season of the critically-acclaimed series will see the timeline moved up six months, and the first episode will take place on New Year's Eve, 1922:
"We're moving into 1923 when the Twenties really became the 'Roaring Twenties.' The economy began to boom and this became the Flapper Era. The parallels between then and now are obvious because that period mirrors the world we live in today. Prohibition, for instance, is the model for the illegal drug business; it's what made millionaires out of gangsters. People were buying political favors, and big business controlled everything. But from a more practical standpoint, there haven't been many shows about Prohibition since The Untouchables and the era was ripe to be explored. It's appealing to do it on HBO where you can show things honestly."
Judging from the clip above, it doesn't look like the time jump is going to allow for any break in drama for the main characters.
You can check out the trailer above. Who's excited for the premiere?
[via The Hollywood Reporter]