First look: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ season three preview

The third season of “Boardwalk Empire” begins on HBO on Sept. 16. In the opener, it is now 1923 and several years have passed since Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) dispatched Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) and matched up with Margaret (Kelly McDonald). 

Emmy champ Bobby Canavale joins the show as Gyp Rossetti, a gangster looking to muscle in on Thompson’s bootlegging business. 

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The second season of this period piece picked up 12 Emmy nominations, including bids for Best Drama Series and Drama Actor (Buscemi).

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Last year, it won eight of its 17 bids, including Best Drama Directing for Oscar champ Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”) who helmed the pilot.  

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