SBS has picked up Boardwalk Empire from the LA Screenings, HBO’s drama set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition era with a pilot directed by Martin Scorsese.
The series has attracted critical buzz in LA, with a cast including Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Dabney Coleman and William Hill.
Based on Nelson Johnson’s book, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City it has been adapted by Emmy award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter (The Sopranos).
Updated: This will premiere in Australia on Showcase prior to Free to Air broadcast.
Source: Hollywood Reporter