November 01, 2011 12:25pm PT by Michael O'Connell
HBO Schedules Early 'Luck' Premiere for December, Following 'Boardwalk Empire' Finale
HBO is anxious to get Luck out of the gate. Prior to the series' official debut in January, the network has announced it will screen the premiere episode of Dustin Hoffman's racetrack drama in December.
As first reported by FutonCritic, Luck will now bow on Dec. 11, at 10:00 p.m., following the season 2 finale of Boardwalk Empire.
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Luck, which also stars Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Richard Kind, Ian Hart, Kevin Dunn, Ritchie Coster, Jason Gedrick, Jill Hennessy, Tom Payne, Kerry Condon and Gary Stevens in addition to Hoffman, follows the owners, gamblers, jockeys and industry players in the world of horse racing.
The series comes from Deadwood and John From Cincinnati creator David Milch, who's joined by Michael Mann and Carolyn Strauss as executive producers.
Luck sees its official debut on Sunday, January 29.