I’d give Luck1 a chance – even after John From Cincinnati crashed and burned, David Milch still is permanently of interest 2 because of Deadwood. Dustin Hoffman has his moments, as does Nick Nolte. Wonder if it will be done in time for September?
HBO announced Wednesday that it has picked up the series “Luck,” which was written by David Milch (“Deadwood,” “NYPD Blue”) and stars Dustin Hoffman. Michael Mann directed the pilot for “Luck,” which also stars Chicagoan Dennis Farina, Nick Nolte, Richard Kind, Jason Gedrick and Jill Hennessy.
“‘Luck’ is a provocative look at horse racing – the owners, gamblers, jockeys and diverse gaming industry players,” according to HBO’s press release. The drama “begins shooting this fall at Santa Anita Park and other Los Angeles locations” but no premiere date has been set.
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The press release from HBO is below.
LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2010 – HBO has picked up the new drama series LUCK, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. LUCK is a provocative look at horse racing – the owners, gamblers, jockeys and diverse gaming industry players. LUCK begins shooting this fall at Santa Anita Park and other Los Angeles locations.
“Michael Mann delivered a pilot from David Milch’s brilliant script that took our breath away,” notes Lombardo. “We are truly excited that these two artists, and our extraordinary cast headed by Dustin Hoffman, will be bringing LUCK to life.”
The cast for the pilot stars Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Kevin Dunn, Richard Kind, Jason Gedrick, Ritchie Coster, Ian Hart, Tom Payne, Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens and Nick Nolte. Jill Hennessy guest stars. Pilot credits: executive producers, David Milch, Michael Mann and Carolyn Strauss; co-executive producer, Henry Bronchtein; producer, Dustin Hoffman; written by David Milch; directed by Michael Mann.