HBO has announced that Boardwalk Empire will return to the air for its third season on September 16th at 9:00pm. The series starring Steve Buscemi chronicles the life of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, who is the treasurer of Atlantic County during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Eeek - this only gives me two months to catch up on the series that I have missed thus far. I guess I now know what my homework is and what will be my own next Marathon to Start. In case you missed it, here is a teaser for Season 3:
At the same time, HBO also announced the third season premiere of Treme- the show that follows the drama in New Orleans after the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It will premiere on September 23rd at 10:00pm and settle into its time slot on Sundays after Boardwalk Empire. Treme usually premieres in the spring, but HBO elected to hold onto it in order to schedule it after Boardwalk Empire. This seems like a good move as the drama in both of the shows will most likely complement each other. Treme has never had great ratings, but HBO has vowed to let David Simon (the creator of The Wire) see the show through until he feels like it is creatively finished. I give the network props for doing that, as it is rare in the current ratings-hungry climate of television. In fact, perhaps it is enough to make me watch the show that is another that I have missed so far? Yes? No? Thoughts on Treme?