I feel like I should watch this show, “Boardwalk Empire,” because it includes so many of my favorite things. But I just haven’t gotten the motivation, yet. However, it apparently is doing very well as HBO has officially renewed the series for a 5th season. The news was announced 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.”
“Boardwalk Empire” is set in the 1920’s during Prohibition, and chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City. It stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky. The series was adapted for HBO by Terence Winter, Emmy-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese.
The series is one of HBO’s most-watched original programs, with an average gross audience of 7.5 million viewers this season. It continues to receive widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its visual style and basis on historical figures, as well as for Buscemi’s lead performance. The series has received thirty-nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series, winning seventeen. The series has also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 2011 and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2012.