Boardwalk Empire Season 2 Premiere Date and Synopsis

HBO has sent out a press release confirming a September 25 premiere date for Boardwalk Empire Season 2, as well as a synopsis for the premiere episode and the second season as a whole.

Boardwalk Empire stars an ensemble cast including Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gretchen Mol, Dabney Coleman, Shea Whigham, Vincent Piazza, Stephen Graham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aleksa Palladino as Angela Darmody, Anthony Laciura and Jack Huston. It premiered in fall 2010 and went on to earn two Golden Globe Awards including Best Dramatic Series.

The Boardwalk Empire Season 1 Blu-ray has been available for pre-order at for months, though no specific release date has been announced.

Here’s the official synopsis for the Boardwalk Empire Season 2 premiere episode titled ’21.’

Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is rocked by an insurrection among his inner circle; Chalky’s (Michael Kenneth Williams) life and livelihood are threatened by a vicious KKK attack; Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) copes with her son’s (Rory and Declan McTigue) disciplinary problems; Angela (Aleksa Palladino) vies with Gillian (Gretchen Mol) for Jimmy’s (Michael Pitt) affections at home; Van Alden (Michael Shannon) shows his wife Rose (Enid Graham) around town as an anniversary present. Written by Terence Winter; directed by Tim Van Patten.

And here’s the synopsis for Season 2 as a whole.

In season two, Nucky and his lieutenants – including young World War I veteran Jimmy Darmody – appear to have solidified their hold on power by rigging an election and getting a crony elected mayor. However, after a bloody KKK attack at Chalky White’s bootleg warehouse, Nucky finds his hold on Atlantic City weakened, first by state agents who arrest him for election fraud and ransack his office, then by members of his own inner circle and even his family, who align with Jimmy’s father, the aging Commodore Louis Kaestner, in an attempt to oust him altogether. Meanwhile, mobsters like Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone wait in the wings, looking for the chance to grab a bigger piece of Nucky’s pie.

Catch the Boardwalk Empire Season 2 premiere episode ’21’ at 9pm EST/PST on Sunday, September 25 on HBO.

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