Ron Livingston Set for BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Fourth Season

Ron Livingston Set for BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Fourth Season

According to Deadline, Ron Livingston has officially signed on as a series regular for the upcoming fourth season of HBO's hit drama BOARDWALK EMPIRE.

Livingston will take on the role of Roy Phillips, a "wealthy out-of-town businessman who catches the eye of Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol)," according to the site.

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The network has begun production on the fourth season, which is set to premiere later this year.

The actor is best known for his television roles on SEX AND THE CITY and GAME CHANGE. He can next be seen in the JFK assassination film PARKLAND.

From Terence Winter, Emmy-winning writer of "The Sopranos" and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in the 1920s during Prohibition, and chronicles the life and times of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City.

Last season, BOARDWALK EMPIRE averaged 8.6 million viewers an episode. To date, the first episode of the current season has already gathered 7.2 million viewers and will continue to grow via additional telecasts, DVR playback and HBO On Demand and HBO GO.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE recently received four 2012 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten); Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series (tie with "GAME OF THRONES"); Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series; and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

At the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, the series led all programming with eight awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Martin Scorsese). In Jan. 2011, BOARDWALK EMPIRE received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series - Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (Steve Buscemi).

Season three credits: Created by Terence Winter, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is executive produced by Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder; co-executive producers, EuGene Kelly, Chris Haddock, Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov, Rolin Jones; producers, Joseph Iberti, Rick Yorn; co-producer, Steve Kornacki; supervising producer, David Stenn.

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