The horse-racing series is said having 'everything from degenerate gamblers to a disreputable trainer to [Hoffman's character of a powerful organized crime figure] Ace Bernstein.'
HBO has released a sneak peek to its new original series, "Luck". It has a strong cast ensemble consisting of Dustin Hoffman who portrays organized crime figure Ace Bernstein, Nick Nolte who stars as a horse trainer called The Old Man, and many more.
Promoting the drama which offers a provocative look at horse racing, executive producer Michael Mann said, "It's immersion into a total world, not just of horse racing, but of luck, combined with skill that can have the power to change our lives." He claimed, "This is everything from degenerate gamblers to disreputable trainers to Ace Bernstein."
Exec producer David Milch, meanwhile, gushed, "The racetrack is a place of incomparable beauty, but it's a rough racket. As a setting for storytelling, you couldn't ask for anything more."
The series has begun shooting this fall at Santa Anita Park and other Los Angeles locations with Mann serving as a helmer for the pilot. "Luck" will premiere in late this year or early 2012.