HBO Renews Boardwalk Empire For Third Season

Take a shot if you saw this coming: Boardwalk Empire is coming back for a third season, HBO announced Wednesday.

“Following a triumphant first season, I was eager to see what Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their stellar team had in store, and they continue to surpass our highest expectations,” said HBO president Michael Lombardo. “The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”

At last month’s Emmy Awards, Empire — which is three episodes into its second season — picked up eight (mostly technical) trophies, including one for best director Martin Scoresese.