No More Paz for ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Paz de la Huerta on Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

The casualties keep coming for HBO’s award-winning drama “Boardwalk Empire,” and that’s just off-screen.

After beefing up the show’s body count with the on-screen deaths of Michael Pitt, Dabney Coleman and Aleksa Palladino in season two of the show, reports that Nucky’s former mistress Lucy Danziger is off the series as well. Paz de la Huerta, who plays Danziger, did not have her contract option picked up by HBO and the site is reporting that she will not return for a third season.

Viewers last saw Danziger leaving to pick up formula for her baby, and never coming back. The infant ended up being taken care of by the father, troubled FBI agent Van Alden.

Various reports say that the show will now bring in some new rivals for Nucky, including Bobby Cannavale who has already signed on as a potential threat for the new season.

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