HBO Renews Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk EmpireThe Emmy-winning, critically-acclaimed dramatic series Boardwalk Empire will be back for a third season. HBO made it official today, with the President of HBO Programming Michael Lombardo stating, “Following a triumphant first season, I was eager to see what Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their stellar team had in store, and they continue to surpass our highest expectations. The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”

There’s no word yet on which cast members are expected back for the third season as the second season won’t wrap up until December 11th, and it’s possible a key cast member might not survive this season.

Renewing the series created by Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese appears to be a no-brainer for the network as Boardwalk Empire ranks among HBO’s most popular shows and averages 10.7 million viewers. [per HBO] The network’s already confirmed the return of True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Treme.

Watch a recap of the third episode of season 2:

Source: HBO – October 12, 2011