On Sunday night, “Boardwalk Empire” season 3 came to an electric, stirring end courtesy of some major deaths (including Bobby Cannavale’s Gyp Rosetti), Margaret making some tough decisions, and Nucky Thompson fully making the move to embrace the dark side in comparison to where he was at the start of the year.
So where does the show go from here? This is where showrunner Terence Winter enters the fray, and in an interview with TVLine, he does his best to explain that there are going to be all sorts of issues moving forward into season 4 for Steve Buscemi’s character, and not necessarily the same sort of “big bad” character that we saw this time around with Gyp:
“All I’ll say is there will be new challenges and new conflicts for Nucky. You don’t want to repeat yourself. It’s not just going to be the ‘Villain Of the Year.’ That said, certainly, the essence of drama is conflict and it’s not going to be easy being Nucky Thompson.”
Winter confirmed that despite everything that transpired in the finale, Kelly MacDonald is still going to be a key component of the show; however, he declined to really give any details as to what her role will be moving forward or how Owen’s death will continue to impact her.
Really to us, the biggest challenge for “Boardwalk Empire” season 4 may be trying to get out of the logjam that is Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Does the show really have to go against “Dexter,” “The Walking Dead,” “Revenge,” and “The Good Wife”? The competition kept the show from getting the attention or the hype it deserved this time around.
What do you want to see transpire on the series moving forward to season 4? We want to hear more of your thoughts below, and you can check out the “Game of Thrones” teaser the played before Sunday’s show here.