“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.”
“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.”
Starring Steve Buscemi as an Atlantic City crime kingpin during the Prohibition era, the Martin Scorsese-directed show has won has received 40 Emmy Award nominations, winning 17.
Boardwalk Empire also stars Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Micheal K. Williams, and Jeffrey Wright.