While HBO's 'Game of Thrones' begins a controlled descent into the last two episodes of the season, the network had already begun pushing its other major headline-grabbing dramas. 'Boardwalk Empire' season 4 has released its first teaser of for the fall's new season, offering up a brief look at the new characters to make their way through Nucky's Atlantic City world.

Regular whiskey intake not getting you through the long wait until 'Boardwalk Empire's' fourth season? We have just the thing. Along with last night's 'Game of Thrones' episode "Second Sons," HBO released the first-look teaser of 'Boardwalk Empire' season 4, offering a preview of new characters from Jeffrey Wright and Ron Livingston!

The new season for Steve Buscemi's Prohibition gangster Nucky Thompson includes Patricia Arquette as a Tampa speakeasy owner, ‘The Killing‘ star Eric Ladin as a young J. Edgar Hoover, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ star Jeffrey Wright as an educated Harlem leader, ‘True Blood‘ star Brian Geraghty, Ron Livingston in a new regular role, and HBO vet Domenick Lombardozzi as Chicago mobster Ralph Capone, elder brother to Al Capone (Stephen Graham).

Showrunner Terence Winter also previously confirmed of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ season 4 that Gretchen Mol and Kelly MacDonald would indeed return, despite their ambiguous presences at the end of season 3, while ‘Man of Steel‘s' Michael Shannon (Nelson Van Alden) would have a stronger presence as a member of Al Capone’s crew.