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