Boardwalk Empire season 3 spoilers: Series will be more violent but Michael Pitt won’t be replaced

The third season of Boardwalk Empire is a LONG way off, but we already have some details about what you can expect when it does return to our TV screens later this year.

She creator Terence Winter has been teasing the new series and revealed that there will be a fifteen month jump between the end of season two and the start of season three.

This means that be the time viewers tune back in, Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) will have been dead for a year and a half, after he was murdered by Nucky (Steve Buscemi) in the recent series finale.

Speaking at the Boardwalk Empire panel at the Academy of Television and Science this week, winter revealed the time jump, telling fans and journalists:

“It’s New Year’s Eve 1922, going into 1923.”

The team have been criticised by fans, for killing off Pitt’s alter ego in season two, as he was such a central character and a favourite with supporters of the show.

However Winter defended his choice to being Jimmy to his bloody demise, saying that season two had to end with Nucky “crossing that line”.

He added:

“People get lulled into a sense of complacency, so it is always a challenge to stay ahead of audiences.”

Terence revealed that the weak stomached will have a lot to cope with in the new run of the hit HBO show, as the third season will definitely be even “more violent” than the last.

He also dismissed reports that Pitt would be replaced, adding:

“[That would be] a fool’s mission. [The show] will organically continue, introducing new characters and exiting others.”

We recently brought you a great little teaser promo for the new season, in which Nucky and Margaret appear to get married but everything is far from fine between the pair. Check out the spoiler post here.

“Boardwalk Empire” is expected to return to HBO in American and Sky Atlantic in the UK this September.