Winters: “Boardwalk Empire” also gives a glimpse into the beginnings of organized crimes in this country. They were unbelievably corrupt but for me, in terms of the organized crime stuff . . . they didn’t start to break off into factions based on race for a few more decades.”
Winter says he hopes the show will return for several more seasons, since the real Nucky Johnson ran Atlantic City for several decades (he died in 1968).
“Ideally we’ll run through the decade of the ’20s and bookend that with Prohibition then go through to the end of Prohibition to 1933,” he says. “I don’t know if I would jump ahead one year for every season; we could jump ahead several years [per season].