But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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And that's just for the first episode!
Martin Scorsese's new HBO show, Boardwalk Empire, cost $50 million to shoot the first one-hour episode of the 1920s-based drama.
"It's a huge period piece with a gigantic cast," said a source. "Obviously, the rest of the episodes are cheaper because they'll reuse props, sets and costumes, but the first one was really pricey."
They may have a huge cast, but how much could Steve Buscemi cost?!
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