Fans of "Boardwalk Empire" only have to wait a few more months for the return of Nucky Thompson. HBO has announced the "Boardwalk Empire" Season 3 premiere date: Sun., Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. ET.
The Season 3 premiere of "Treme" follows a week later on Sun., Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. ET.
Season 3 of "Boardwalk Empire" will be 12 episodes. Set in the prohibition-era 1920s, the series stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, Atlantic City's chief bootlegger. Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Jack Huston, Stephen Graham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Vincent Piazza, Paul Sparks, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gretchen Mol and Bobby Cannavale round out the cast.
"Treme" Season 3 will be 10 episodes. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, the series stars Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, Clarke Peters, Rob Brown, Steve Zahn, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo, Michiel Huisman, Lucia Micarelli, Jon Seda, David Morse and India Ennenga.
In an interview with Moviefone in January, "Treme" director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway revealed that some Season 3 plotlines will parallel the Occupy Wall Street movement. "It's getting more into dealing with the crime of the city. It's really showing that when no one cares, you have to step up and do it on your own. That's kind of its thematic thing, where you see all the characters end up having to really step up and make it happen on their own."