HBO has announced the dates that Boardwalk Empire and Treme will return to your TVs, both entering into their third seasons, respectively.
Boardwalk Empire, which stars Steve Buscemi as corrupt politician Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, is set to begin its 12-episode season 3 on Sunday, September 16th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The show also stars Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Jack Huston, Stephen Graham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Vincent Piazza, Paul Sparks, Michael KennethWilliams, Gretchen Mol, and Bobby Cannavale.
As you may have noticed, there’s been a bit of television shuffling lately. It’s that purely chaotic time of year when networks decide what shows they keep and what shows they kill, as well as what new shows they’ll order seasons of.
This has continued today with a mess of announcements and updates making their way across the ‘net. Some will not matter much to anyone while others will either excite or devastate loyal fans of these various titles facing the firing squad.
Sad news coming out of New Orleans today. Screenwriter David Mills has died at the young age of 48 after suffering a brain aneurysm on the set of his latest show.
Mills was on the set of Treme, the new drama set to debut on HBO April 11, when he suddenly collapsed in the middle of a conversation, said a member of the cast.
The talented writer and producer had been part of an impressive amount of different shows over the years. He started in the world of journalism, writing for The Washington Post before jumping over to the world of screenwriting. His earlier works involved story editing for the show Picket Fences, but it was not long after that he found himself in the big leagues as a writer. Mills started off scripting 9 episodes of the popular cop drama NYPD Blue. After that, he moved on to pen 3 episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street and 4 episodes of the medical hit ER.
HBO has been busy setting up their future in television lately.
The network recently ordered an entire season of the highly-buzzed about adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series called Game of Thrones, and just this week they debuted their new Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced World War II drama, The Pacific. To go along with these things, they’re also preparing the return of their most popular show ever, and the debuts of future series.
HBO has announced that their ultra-popular series True Blood has an official start date for Season 3. The show, which is about vampires who live amongst us and is set mostly in the deep Louisiana South, will return to the air on June 13, 2010.
Continue on over to the other side for more on HBO’s upcoming new shows and to see their trailers.