Will Nucky Go Full Gangster In Season 3 of ‘Boardwalk Empire’? [Video]

Boardwalk Empire Season 3

You can’t be half of a gangster.

That’s a lesson Boardwalk Empire‘s Nucky is going to learn the hard way if the promo for season 3 is any indication. The newly released dark trailer echoes the shocking final scene of season 2 where Nucky shot his former protégé Jimmy for his betrayal. The scene plays out again with Jimmy cast in shadow, but after Nucky pulls the trigger everything slows down and the gun slides from Nucky’s hand followed by his wedding ring and boutonniere. Just as you’re expecting remorse, the scene repeats, this time with the action moving faster, and when Nucky drops his gun he leans down and picks it right back up again.

It’s chilling, evocative stuff that suggests we will be seeing a Nucky ready to fully embrace his gangster life, but at what cost?

Watch the trailer below and then let us know if you’re excited about the new season or if you’re still in mourning over poor Jimmy in the comments.

Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire will premiere on September 16 on HBO.