Nucky Thompson will be welcoming plenty of new faces to Atlantic City on the coming season of "Boardwalk Empire," including none other than Mrs. Alabama Worley herself, Patricia Arquette.
Deadline reports that Arquette has been signed to a recurring role on the atmospheric HBO series when it returns for its fourth season this fall. The actress will play Sally Wheet, a tough speakeasy owner from Tampa with a few connections to the Mob.
The crux of this past season of the Prohibition era drama saw Steve Buscemi's character Nucky Thompson butting heads with one of the Mob's more aggressive lieutenants, culminating in a violent conflict which devastated his operations in Atlantic City. One wonders if Wheet's connections to the group will make her an ally or rival during Thompson's rebuilding efforts.
Arquette will join two other new cast members in the new season, including Ron Livingston ("Swingers") and Jeffrey Wright ("Casino Royale"). Livingston will portray a businessman who will get involved with Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol), mother of Nucky's former lieutenant Jimmy Darmody, while Wright will take on the role of Valentin Narcisse, a powerful preacher from Harlem.
This will be Arquette's first recurring television role since "Medium" ended its run in 2011, though she has taken on guest appearances on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Of course, she'll always be the wife of Clarence Worley from the underrated Quentin Tarantino film "True Romance," in which she also coincidentally took out a member of the mafia with a corkscrew, some hairspray, and a lighter. Can't wait to see her in flapper gear!