Among other programming announcements made through several press releases today, HBO revealed the end is in sight for its Emmy-winning series Boardwalk Empire. Michael Lombardo, Programming President, HBO, made the announcement. "It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers," said Lombardo. "Terry Winter has created one for the ages."
Emmy-winning writer Terence Winter (The Sopranos) and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese have worked together to bring viewers the series chronicling the life and times of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the undisputed leader of Atlantic City during the 1920s Prohibition Era.
"We're thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire," said Winter. "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."
At last year's Primetime Emmy Awards, Boardwalk Empire took home awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Bobby Cannavale), Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for a total of five Emmy wins — more than any other television series.
Additionally, Boardwalk Empire scored myriad other awards throughout its run including other Emmy wins, Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Scorsese and Winter partnered again as director and writer in this year's Oscar hopeful The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey about the life of Jordan Beflort.
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