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HBO Renews 'Boardwalk Empire' for Season 5



"I look forward to another electrifying season of this impeccably crafted series," said Michael Lombardo.



Steve Buscemi in "Boardwalk Empire"
Steve Buscemi Boardwalk EmpireSeptember 26, 2013

Patricia Arquette in "Boardwalk Empire"
Patricia Arquette in "Boardwalk Empire"
Michael Shannon in "Boardwalk Empire"
Michael Shannon in "Boardwalk Empire"
LOS ANGELES, CA — Following the hit series' fourth-season debut on September 8, HBO has renewed "Boardwalk Empire" for a fifth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

"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. "I look forward to another electrifying season of this impeccably crafted series."



From Terence Winter, Emmy-winning writer of "The Sopranos" and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, "Boardwalk Empire" is set in the 1920s during Prohibition, and chronicles the life and times of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City.

Among the early critical raves for the new season of "Boardwalk Empire," New York's Daily News declared that the series "remains must-see television drama," while People called it "terrific" and a "gripping spectacle." The Chicago Tribune hailed the show's "achingly good performances," and Variety termed it "one of TV's most compelling dramas."

"Boardwalk Empire" continues to be one of HBO's 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.

In 2012, the show received four Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten). In 2011, the series led all programming with eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Martin Scorsese). In January 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).

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 are Eugene Kelly and Eric Overmyer; consulting producer is Dennis Lehane; and producers are Joseph Iberti and Rick Yorn.
 
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