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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Cancelled By HBO

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The executive decision was highly expected, and HBO has made the final call. According to Yahoo! News, on Thursday, Jan.9, the network confirmed that the upcoming fifth season of Boardwalk Empire will conclude the series.

“It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages,” said Lombardo of the Boardwalk Empire front runner.

Winter, highly lauded for his writing expertise with The Wolf of Wall Street, premiered the serial drama on September 19, 2010. He has had all long lineage of success with the HBO network, as he was also a writer and executive producer for the hit mob drama series The Sopranos.

In wake of the premium cable network’s announcement, Winter shared his take on their mutual decision to end the show. “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.”

The publication also reports that the decision to conclude the series appears to be directional, as the storyline may have reached a point of finality. Although the show’s ratings saw a slight decline in season four, the drop wasn’t substantial enough to cancel the series. Boardwalk Empire was still considered one of HBO’s most watched programs, ranking right alongside Game of Thrones and True Blood.

The critically acclaimed series has also garnered a number of prestigious accolades, including forty Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with seventeen wins. The series also won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Television Drama Series’ 2011, and two SAG Awards for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ in 2011 and 2012.

The HBO Network took to Twitter to publicly share the announcement with the avid Boardwalk Empire fans.

Season five is set to return sometime this fall on HBO.

Image via Twitter | Boardwalk Empire

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Cancelled By HBO
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  • Ernest A Tracy

    Great series and excellent acting!

  • http://yahoo ROBERT

    While the Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo, et al, go on and on as does the dumbing down of America.

    • Gwats

      It was awesome TV drama, and it was engaging, and a lot more interesting than watching a 4 foot tall ‘troll’ of a woman, with a 2 foot wide @$$, bounce around from short marriage to football player to Basketball player to angry Rapper while making a complete and total fool of herself.

  • mistyrain

    I just couldn’t get into it after the first season.

  • http://webpronews Diane

    Fully agree with Robert. Too many “reality” shows that usually show the worst side of people. Hope HBO comes up with another series as good as Boardwalk.

  • http://al maggie

    hbo is wrong this is a great show. keep it on

  • k

    Crazy…They should cancel ‘True Blood’, it really sucks now!

  • Al Marks

    Thanks HBO I love the series and I will miss Boardwalk Empire.

  • mike

    when this show first came out; I loved it; the writers for this
    show; lost it. Steve does a great job as nucky, the plot has gone down the drain. My dad was raised in this era, the new season lost the excitement, the luster, this was the roaring 20 s then the depression. Now its general hospital.

    happy trails; Steve you are a great actor Thank you for the great entertainment. Mike

  • http://bobmcnesby.com Bob

    Very entertaining. Being born and raised in Atlantic City and having written a book myself about the city, my brother and I watched every episode. I met the real Nucky (Thompson) Johnson on one occasion. The real Nucky was nothing like the way Steve Buscemi played him and he was a giant of a man. If you want to meet the real Nucky Johnson, read the book Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson.

  • 7

    HBO is DONE! Showtime is the new HBO! Boardwalk was the only show left worth watching and paying $17.99 a month for the channel. Thanks for letting me know so I can make arrangements to cancel their channel.

  • John

    I dont know if you guys actually read the article but this was a mutual decision so dont know why you are angry with HBO.

  • elaine donegan

    Love the show. Was hoping for a season 5-7. Please rethink this.

  • Cerone

    If season 5 is the last one, then it’s not going to be very good. There is simply not enough development for some of the main characters that were pushed to a corner from the last 2 seasons. HBO has lost its marbles. Well, at least we still have Game of Thrones, but I think I will miss Boardwalk the most…