Following the hit series' fourth-season debut on Sept. 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.
"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.