Boardwalk Empire – Steve Buscemi, Michael K. Williams

Boardwalk Empire’s Fifth Season Will Be Its Last

Steve Buscemi and Michael K. Williams in 'Boardwalk Empire'

Steve Buscemi and Michael K. Williams in ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Boardwalk Empire fans will be saying goodbye to their beloved HBO drama as the series will end with its fifth season, which is promised to be an “exciting and powerful conclusion.”

“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.