The Prohibition Era drama "Boardwalk Empire" has been renewed for a fifth season, according to an emailed media announcement from HBO. The series renewal follows the fourth season debut on HBO, according to an announcement by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming on Sept. 26, 2013.
“Thanks to Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Howard Korder and their stellar team, "Boardwalk Empire" remains in a class by itself,” said Lombardo in the press statement. “I look forward to another electrifying season of this impeccably crafted series.”
"Boardwalk Empire" is from Terence Winter, Emmy®-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese. The hit series is set in a historic era, the 1920s during Prohibition, the jazz age, when gangsters profited by illegal sales of alcohol. Actor Steve Buscemi portrays Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, based on a real life personality, Nucky is the undisputed leader of Atlantic City. The drama chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson and his family, co-horts and often violent rivals.
The series garnered early critical raves and acclaim. HBO states that the drama continues to be one of their most-watched original programs, with an average gross audience of 7.5 million viewers this season.
The series recently received five Emmy Awards, the most of any series in the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards competition, including 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. Boardwalk Empire wins five Emmy Awards led by Bobby Cannavale
The show received four Emmy® Awards in 2012, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten).
"Boardwalk Empire" won eight Emmy Awards in 2011, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Martin Scorsese). Boardwalk Empire wins eight Emmy Awards
In Jan. 2011, "Boardwalk Empire" received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Steve Buscemi). Boardwalk Empire wins Golden Globe Awards
The cast of "Boardwalk Empire" includes Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, Kelly MacDonald as his estranged wife Margaret, Jack Huston as Richard Harrow, Stephen Graham as gangster Al Capone, Michael Shulbarg as gangster Arnold Rothstein, Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky, Shea Whigham as Eli Thompson, Gretchen Moll as Gillian, Michael Shannon as former Federal Agent Nelson Van Alden, Anthony Laciura as valet Eddie Kessler, Patricia Arquette as speakeasy owner Salle Wheet, Brady Noon as Tommy, Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Valentin Narcisse, Ben Rosenfield as Willie, Erik LaRay Harvey as Dunn Purnsley, Brian Geraghty as Federal Agent Warren Knox, Joseph Aniska as Agent Sawicki, Ron Livingston as Roy Phillip, Domenick Lombardozzi as Frank, Morgan Spencer as Ralph, Vincent Piazza as gangster Lucky Luciano and Dominic Chianese. Boardwalk Empire season four premieres on HBO
Created by Terence Winter, "Boardwalk Empire" is executive produced by Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder; co-executive producers, Eugene Kelly and Eric Overmyer; consulting producer, Dennis Lehane; producers, Joseph Iberti and Rick Yorn.