‘Boardwalk Empire’ to End With Fifth Season

'Boardwalk Empire' to End With Fifth Season

Series creator Terry Winter promises to bring series to an “exciting and powerful conclusion”

The fifth season of “Boardwalk Empire” will be the last for the HBO drama, it was announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday.

“It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “[Series creator] Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”

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Winter vowed to bring the series to an “exciting and powerful conclusion.”

“We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of ‘Boardwalk Empire,'” Winter said. “After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”

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The series, which stars Steve Buscemi as Atlantic City crime kingpin Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, has won numerous Emmy awards, including five awards last September, the most of any series that year.

  • Josh

    This is absolutely ridiculous! This is one of the best shows on television right now and they're going to end it? Could they at least give an explanation?

    • Sean Michael

      Yeah, Terry Winter wants to go work on his new show with Mick Jagger instead. It's pretty obvious, he's bailing on us.

  • Davyjc

    It probably has something to do with Terrance Winter being very hot writing “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Probably wants to concentrate on film.

  • cthulu48

    Worst news I've heard in a while. Gotta give the writers the benefit of the doubt in knowing what they are doing with their art, but shucks, I wanted this show to go on for a long time. I'm saddened.

  • Billy Weems

    I've watched the series but I've never been excited about it. At least it's not going to run 2+ seasons too long like the Sopranos.

  • depressing

    Very sad to see a show with such potential be cut down too soon. There is literally enough material from history to fill at least two more seasons!