No surprises here! HBO has renewed “Boardwalk Empire” for a third season just a few weeks into Season 2.
“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,” says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in a statement. “The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”
HBO counts “Boardwalk Empire’s” audience at an average gross of 10.7 million viewers. The show’s first season boasts eight Emmy Awards, which is no surprise given the combined pedigree of executive producers Terence Winter and Martin Scorcese.
We expect to see Season 3 in late 2012.