Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte Get Greedy and Angry in New ‘Luck’ Video Featurette

Corey MatthewsAfter a mid-December preview of the pilot episode, HBO’s Luck is finally coming to television beginning this Sunday. The encore broadcast of the series premiere will kick off a season of horse racing, organized crime, shadowy pasts and a good deal of corruption in every conceivable fashion. Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte lead an impressive cast as the head of a crime syndicate and a shady Kentucky horse trainer, respectively, each contributing differently but equally to the mystifying aura of the show’s race track setting.

The below “In Production” featurette gives us a glimpse of what is to come on Luck. Beyond just a story about horse racing and the seedy characters who partake in the sport, the show is a story about greed, wrath, pride…in fact, name a sin and this show probably covers it.

Check out the clip below to learn more about the new series from creator David Milch, and catch Luck‘s season premiere (for the first or second time), directed by Michael Mann, on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO, and check out the “5 Things You Need to Know about Luck.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.