HBO is definitely trimming the fat. Although we could totally see why True Blood season 7 was going to be the end of the road for Sookie and company (thank God!), we didn’t see it coming for Boardwalk Empire. According to Variety, the fifth season will be the end of the line for the 1920s period gangster drama.
“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 series, which marked Scorsese’s first series directing and producing effort for the small screen, debuted on HBO in 2010 and has earned numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards during the past four seasons. It is exec produced by Winter, Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder.
Now where the hell am I going to get my bathtub gin from? Seriously, though, I felt that the series started to lose a little bit of its edge when Michael Pitt, who played Jimmy Darmody, was killed off. No villain could really quite get under Nucky’s skin the way he could.
Still, it was a great show and when it’s time to go, it’s time to go.