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Sep 11, 2014 7:09 PM

As 'Boardwalk Empire' Comes To Close, Creator Reminisces About How It Started

When HBO executives handed The Sopranos executive producer Terence Winter a copy of Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson, he says they asked him if he could find a TV series in it. The book was about the history of corruption in Atlantic City through the 20th century.

"And [they] said, ... 'Oh by the way, Martin Scorsese is attached to this,'" Winter tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.


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