HBO TO REBOOT BOARDWALK EMPIRE
In many ways Boardwalk Empire is the superior product but people related to a drug dealing school teacher more than a bunch of bootlegging gangsters. Well, we’ve listened to the audience and so the next incarnation will tick all the boxes.
I loved Steve’s work but Bryan is hot right now so the casting makes sense. We’ve also replaced Michael Pitt with Aaron Paul, Kelly Macdonald with Anna Gunn and it’s goodbye Stephen Graham, hello Dean Norris.
It’s totally different. We begin during Prohibition but this time around Nucky discovers a time travelling device and somehow manages to transport himself and a bunch of other people to New Mexico in 2008. Down on his luck and eager to make some money, he gets into the meth amphetamine business and creates his own unique product which is bright pink in color. It’s a great script, totally original and I’m sure the public is going to love it.
We’ve got a budget of 200 million and although 90% of that will be used to pay off Vince Gilligan when he inevitably sues us, we’ll still have more than enough left over to produce a quality show.
Breaking Boardwalks is due to be released in 2014.