The Great War is over, Wall Street is about to boom & everything is for sale. Its a time of change - women are getting the vote, broadcast radio is here & young people rule the world. Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as The World's Playground, is a place where rules don't apply. Massive hotels line its famous Boardwalk and for a few $ a working man can live like a king - legally or not.
Last Episode05x08 Eldorado (Series Finale) Aired: Oct. 26, 2014
After a shakeup, Nucky looks to relocate to Manhattan from Atlantic City. Margaret impresses Nucky and a grain-company stockholder; Luciano …
Series Fun Facts
- Martin Scorsese encouraged improvisation on set during the filming of his pilot episode, something that is typical of his directing style, but very rare on scripted television.
- The real George Remus (played in the series by Glenn Fleshler) would also refer to himself in the third person.
- SPOILER: During the first season, Steve Buscemi was told that Nucky's first wife, Mabel, was actually in an asylum and not dead, as the character said to whoever asked. When Buscemi got the…
[show]SPOILER: During the first season, Steve Buscemi was told that Nucky's first wife, Mabel, was actually in an asylum and not dead, as the character said to whoever asked. When Buscemi got the script for the episode in which Nucky tells Margaret the whole truth about Mabel's death, he talked to Terence Winter and asked him why Nucky was lying to Margaret when the scene had a confessional tone. Winter replied that the asylum story line didn't work out, so Mabel was actually dead. The mortality rates in institutions at the turn of the century was fairly high and being institutionalized was considered a death sentence.