HBO orders LUCK.

HBO has ordered a full season for Michael Mann and David Milch’s LUCK.

LUCK is set in the world of horse racing, looking at not just the gamblers, but the jockeys, owners and the rest of the industry. Michael Mann (HEAT, THE INSIDER) is directing, with Milch (NYPD BLUE, DEADWOOD) writing.

Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming:“Michael Mann delivered a pilot from David Milch’s brilliant script that took our breath away. We are truly excited that these two artists, and our extraordinary cast headed by Dustin Hoffman, will be bringing LUCK to life.”

The cast, for the pilot, includes Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Kevin Dunn, Richard Kind, Jason Gedrick, Ritchie Coster, Ian Hart, Tom Payne, Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens and Nick Nolte.