HBO’s ‘Luck’ Premiere Moved Up to December

Dustin HoffmanWe avid television fans are used to the disappointment of our most anticipated shows being pushed back, but today we get a treat: Luck, the HBO horse-racing drama to star Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, will premiere a month earlier than originally slated.

The series is created by David Milch, who was also responsible for HBO’s critically acclaimed period Western Deadwood. Michael Mann, who has directed films including Heat and Public Enemies, helmed the pilot of Luck.

Hoffman’s character will lead the cast; he plays a recent ex-con whose life is heavily soaked in the gambling. Other members of the cast include Dennis Farina, Kevin Dunn, Richard Kind and John Ortiz. The series will explore the inescapable, intricate world of gambling, placing Hoffman’s character, Chester “Ace” Bernstein, almost perpetually at the horse track.

You can watch the preview teaser of the series here.

Luck will premiere Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after Boardwalk Empire) on HBO.

Source: Variety

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.