February 07, 2012 08:50:43 GMT
Words on the street are, HBO has decided not to pick up the Lucy Danziger depicter's contract option for next season.
Another familiar character may disappear when "Boardwalk Empire" returns for its third season. According to TVLine, HBO has opted not to pick Paz de la Huerta's contract option for the upcoming season, which means that her character Lucy Danziger won't be seen again on the show.
Lucy, who is Nucky's former mistress, has been noticeably missing during the second half of the period drama's season 2. She was last seen giving birth to Van Alden's baby and going on a formula run, but she never returned.
A representative for HBO refused to comment on the news. If the report is indeed true, de la Huerta will join Michael Pitt, Dabney Coleman and Aleksa Palladino who have been confirmed not to return for the next season.
Meanwhile, Bobby Cannavale has recently been cast to join the critically acclaimed series as a rival to Nucky.