‘Boardwalk Empire’ Ending After Season 5 Later This Year

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 at 6:05 am by

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Prohibition is almost over…

Next season will be the fifth and final for the critically acclaimed mob drama Boardwalk Empire. HBO dropped the somber news yesterday at the Television Critics Association, and also relayed the message with a simple graphic on the branded Facebook page.

Series creator Terence Winter told Entertainment Weekly:

We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. 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.

This is seemingly a smart move; end while on top. In comparison, its kin – The Sopranos – kinda screwed the pooch, and lost its way during some of those middle years.

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Carmine Street Garage on 4th Street, Photo: Mary Toto

Boardwalk Empire has filmed numerous scenes in the neighborhood over the years, most notably the faux car park on East Fourth Street (“Carmine Street Garage”) and a bar mitzvah scene at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.

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