Boardwalk Empire: HBO Series Ending with Season Five

boardwalk empire endingAs suggested earlier, HBO is ending Boardwalk Empire with the show’s upcoming fifth season. The cable channel renewed the series in September, shortly after the fourth season began.

“We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire,” said series creator Terry 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.”

Season five is set to begin airing this fall. It’s expected that there will be a dozen episodes.

What do you think? Do you agree with the decision to end Boardwalk Empire? Is this the right time?

12 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Hyman says

    I look so so forward to each season.
    I am always upset there aren’t 2 seasons in a 12 month period because the wait is so long.
    The sets are recreated so accurately & the characters acted out so well.
    Why kill it off now,I am sure it would continue to be a remarkable show for at least 5 more years.
    Please Reconsider continuing the show at least for a few more seasons.
    Ridiculous,in my opinion!!

  2. Dawn says

    NOOOOOOOOOOO! This is the best series on television ! It has endless plot possibilities, endless story lines and endless character possibilities. There could be fictional characters as well as historical. This is a very deep gold mine. Eli’s kids are getting older… Al Capone! C’mon Mark Whalberg and Marty Scorsese. you know this is as good as it gets! don’t crush all of you die hard viewers! It’s hard to lose quality television.

  3. Aileen says

    This show is the best produced series ever. Aside from the great cast, the storyline are well written, the acting is superb, and the sets are recreated to the time period is just amazing. The costumes are on point, the buildings, furniture, everything about this show is perfect.
    I wasn’t thrilled with the killing off of Mr. Harrow but understand it was necessary since his best friend Jimmy Dorerty was killed off in season 2. There wasn’t much of a storyline left for Mr. Harrow anyway. Glad Jillian is gone though.
    Please keep it going, this is the best series since the Sopranos. I look forward to seeing each episode on sunday. DO NOT END THIS SERIES!!!!!

  4. Lee B. says

    The series should at least go to 1933, when Prohibition ended. If not that far, how about through 1929. Nucky can jump off of a NY skyscraper when he hears that the stock market has crashed. We are going to miss the murder of Arnold Rothstein and the rise of Lansky and Lucciano if the series is ended in 1926! What about Capone’s story? I could go on and on. This certainly is disappointing news, but, I suppose, it is better to end while the show is on top.

  5. L Ryan says

    This is a remarkable series, and I would love to see it go on for a few years. I believe there is a lot of story left to tell, and to kill it off after just 5 seasons seems short sighted to me. If the Simpsons can stay on television as long as it has, then BoardWalk Empire should be allowed to continue. This is great drama, for the fantastic storyline and actors involved in making the show what it is. So sad Harrow was killed off.. he was a good character!

  6. Dyanne j says

    C’mon :((. Really. What about rest of stories?? So much to tell. A fifth season isn’t gonna do it. Pls pls pls reconsider. Best ensemble cast. Although, I could do w/ out Trish Arquette. Love her but not here.

  7. says

    This is disgusting news. We were expecting this wonderfull series to last for many years.
    We already know Nukky dies in a rest home in 1961 so you better not kill him off in the series. The only character I would like to see die is the black sinister double dealing Dr. ..
    We love this series, we can’t wait for it to come on each year.
    PLEASE RECONSIDER CANCELING THIS WONDERFULLY PLAYED SERIES, IT DESERVES TO LIVE FOR MANY YEARS. ONLY NITIFY ME IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO CANCEL. MY WIFE IS CONSTANTLY ASKING WHEN THE NEW SEASON IS STARTING. JAN. 12TH 2557 ( 2014 )
    THIS IS THE YEAR IN THE COUNTRY WE LIVE IN.

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