At the Television Critics Association press tour, an official announcement from HBO was made confirming that this year’s upcoming fifth season of Boardwalk Empire will be the show’s last, according to Entertainment Weekly. This news comes off of strong reviews for the fourth season, which wrapped up on November 24, 2013. The fifth season is expected to air later this fall.
“It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” said Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”
If you were concerned that the show wouldn’t go out on its own terms, Winter dispelled that notion by adding: “We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. 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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[via Entertainment Weekly]