They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I suppose that means I should be pretty flattered to discover this blog following the production of Boardwalk Empire. Does it look at all familiar? To be clear, I have no problems with the folks over there copying my style, it must mean I am doing something right. It also looks to be a good place to keep up-to-date on the production, especially since it is authored by the publisher of the book the series is based on. Despite Empire being considered competition for Game of Thrones, I will be following the production closely in the hopes that both series’ get pick ups. Giving me two great shows to watch on HBO in (hopefully) 2010!
Also, while we are here, let’s take a look at the casting process of Boardwalk Empire and see if we can’t project when we would start getting Thrones casting news. It looks like the casting news for Empire began around Dec 2008 and continued until Feb 2009. According to a link in one of the comments on that blog, the pilot for Empire is scheduled to shoot in early June. Almost exactly 6 months after the first casting announcements. Guess how far away October is? Yup, 6 months. I suspect that Thrones’ first casting confirmations should be coming very soon. Hopefully.