Rumors of a Boardwalk Empire reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (December 8) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 09/12/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 11 years since Boardwalk Empire first aired?! (11 years, 2 months, 20 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Boardwalk Empire end?
When Boardwalk Empire came to an end after 5 years in October 2014, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Enoch Thompson (Steve Buscemi). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Boardwalk Empire reunion disappoint people?
Boardwalk Empire aired from 2010-2014 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Buscemi said he's not sure if Boardwalk Empire would work today. “I don't want to see old Enoch Thompson,” he told a journalist (Buscemi turned 63 in December). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Boardwalk Empire movie?
In a recent interview, Jack Huston (who played Richard Harrow since 2010) said he can't imagine a Boardwalk Empire reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star James Cromwell (who played Andrew W. Mellon) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Boardwalk Empire movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Boardwalk Empire film, Aleksa Palladino stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Boardwalk Empire reboot?
Recasting Boardwalk Empire for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Boardwalk Empire reunion, a Boardwalk Empire movie, or a Boardwalk Empire reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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