Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

Release Date: 2010-09-19
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5
metacritic icon 8.6/10
themoviedb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arqu...
Sally Wheet
Shea Whigham
Shea Whigham
Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Jordan Gelber
Jordan Gelber
Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdona...
Margaret Schroeder
Michael Pitt
Michael Pitt
James 'Jimmy' Darmody
Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhl...
Arnold Rothstein
Michael Shannon
Michael Shann...
Nelson Van Alden
Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Stephen Graham
Stephen Graha...
Al Capone
Vincent Piazza
Vincent Piazz...
Lucky Luciano
Michael Kenneth Williams
Michael Kenne...
Chalky White
Ben Rosenfield
Ben Rosenfiel...
Willie Thompson
Paul Sparks
Paul Sparks
Mickey Doyle
Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannava...
Gyp Rosetti
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Charlie Cox
Charlie Cox
Owen Slater
Patrick Kennedy
Patrick Kenne...
Dr. Douglas Mason
Jack Huston
Jack Huston
Richard Harrow
Dabney Coleman
Dabney Colema...
Commodore Louis Kaestner
Paz de la Huerta
Paz de la Hue...
Lucy Danziger
Robert Clohessy
Robert Clohes...
Peter McRobbie
Peter McRobbi...
Tracy Middendorf
Tracy Middend...
Greg Antonacci
Greg Antonacc...
Johnny Torrio
Anatol Yusef
Anatol Yusef
Meyer Lansky
Skai Jackson
Skai Jackson
Adeline White
Danny Burstein
Danny Burstei...
Anthony Laciura
Anthony Laciu...
Eddie Kessler
Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Mol
Gillian Darmody
Aleksa Palladino
Aleksa Pallad...
Angela Darmody
Erik Weiner
Erik Weiner
Meg Chambers Steedle
Meg Chambers...
Billie Kent
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