HBO has announced that the fifth and final season of Boardwalk Empire will kick off on Sunday, September 7th. There will be just eight installments this time around (down from the usual dozen).
Here’s some additional information:
HBO’S EMMY(R)-WINNING DRAMA SERIES “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” TO RETURN FOR EIGHT-EPISODE, FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON SEPT. 7
The Emmy(R)-winning HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE will return for its eight-episode, fifth and final season Sept. 7, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
From Terence Winter, Emmy(R)-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award(R)-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in the Prohibition era and chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City. The first four seasons took place during the 1920s. In the final season, which takes place in the depths of the Depression in 1931, Nucky recalls his Atlantic City roots and plots a post-Prohibition future.