Stephen Root Cast on Boardwalk Empire As...

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In his ever-evolving quest to appear on every primetime show on television, Stephen Root has signed on to Boardwalk Empire.

The actor (NewsRadio, Justified, True Blood, Fringe, The Good Wife) will recur next season as Gaston Means, an ex-murder suspect who is now a Special Investigator for the United States Department of Justice under Attorney General Harry Daugherty.

Stephen Root

Root will pop up on multiple episodes of the HBO drama, while Bobby Cannavale will come on board as a series regular, playing a gangster rival to Nucky.

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I truly enjoyed Board Walk Empire Season 3 returning! I've waited with great anticipation to see how the writers would develope the ever evolving characters on the show and tie up loose ends from Season 2. The show is like a walk down "history lane," for a buff like me-though the writers do take artistic liberties, but still all-in-all, a great show. Love, love, love Buscemi. Buscemi, never got to show his abilities on Sopranos, now he can "stretch his legs and go to sea!"


Great, great episode of a rtieifrc show definitely the best currently-airing show on television. Looking forward to another A+ season of Boardwalk Empire. I also missed the significance of the title of the episode, "21." Unless it has to do with prohibition/drinking age? But I don't believe there *was* a legal drinking age in most states before prohibition. Anyway I agree, I only wish this episode could have been extended, because I wasn't ready for it to end when it did.

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