The final season of “Boardwalk Empire” is right around the corner with a premiere date of September 7 and the first trailer has been released. It is INTENSE. Unfortunately not only is it the final season but it will also only be eight episodes long. Damn you, HBO.
Season 5 will feature a 7 year time jump from the previous seasons bringing our characters from the roaring 20’s into the middle of the Great Depression in 1931 but still in the middle of Prohibition. Will Nucky make it through to see the end of Prohibition? Or will he be unable to leave the game before cashing out? Let’s hope season 5 brings some closure.
“Boardwalk Empire” was created executive produced by Terence Winter. Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder also serve as executive producers on the HBO drama. The co-executive producers are Eugene Kelly and Eric Overmyer.
You can watch the new trailer below and watch the premiere of the final season on September 7.
We recently reported that season five of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” would feature a seven-year time jump but we had few other details about the upcoming season. Now, we have a teaser trailer featuring a pretty cryptic message, “All Empires Fall. No One Goes Quietly.” It is set to a cover Harry Nilsson’s “One” (by Alva Noto & Blixa Bargeld).
Season Five, which will be the final season (insert sad face), will take place in 1931. This puts the characters we love to hate right in the middle of The Great Depression and as the teaser suggests: poised to fall.
You can watch the teaser trailer below:
Normally, I am not a fan of television shows who try the whole “time jump” thing to wrap up their tale. But, I am also convinced that HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can do NO WRONG so there we are.
When “Boardwalk Empire” returns for its fifth and final season, HBO revealed that things will be very different. Seven years different to be precise.
Michael K. Williams explained in a recent interview that the shiny and glittery days of the 20’s are over in season five and the Great Depression is setting in for the characters. As a bit of background, season 4 ended in 1924 so the seven-year jump would take us past the Stock Market crash of 1929 and into the Depression.
Does this mean Nucky will finally know what is like to struggle with… economic hardships? However, this is doubtful, as prohibition didn’t end until 1933, so it is likely that the horrible Mr. Thompson is still in play for the time moment.
Currently, there is no official word on when season five will premiere.
The fifth and final season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” has added Travis Tope as a new cast member in a recurring role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Top is set to play a character called Slim, who is described as young drifter who comes to Atlantic City to work for Mickey Doyle.
Tope only has one movie under his belt (The Town That Dreaded Sundown) but he is already being eyed for several movies from various studios and production companies.
“Boardwalk Empire” will return in the fall for its fifth and final season that will likely make me and maybe you cry.
The series stars Steve Buscemi as lead character Nucky Thompson. It also features an amazing supporting cast including Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Michael Kenneth Williams, Anthony Laciura, and Gretchen Mol.
“Boardwalk Empire” is coming to an end sadly. HBO has officially confirmed that the upcoming fifth season will be the shows last.
Ratings, however, are not the reason for the ending. “Boardwalk Empire,” ranks behind Game of Thrones and True Blood in the network’s roster of most watched programs. It has also been a consistent awards show favorite. Though it was snubbed for best series (along with lead Steve Buscemi) at the 2013 Emmys, it still scored more wins than any other scripted television program — including an acting nod for supporting actor Bobby Cannavale.
Programming president Michael Lombardo said,
“It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers. Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”
Winter has a long-standing relationship with HBO since his time writing for “The Sopranos.” He premiered “Boardwalk Empire” back in 2010.
“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.”
Boardwalk Empire returns in the fall.
Terence Winter, the scribe behind popular HBO series, “Boardwalk Empire,” is reportedly eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio for a role on the series. However, Winter has yet to man up and ask DiCaprio. Winter recently worked with DiCaprio on the forthcoming film, Wolf of Wall Street, and when asked by The Wrap if he’d like to have DiCaprio play a part in the gangster show, he said he’d jump at the chance.
“That would be awesome,” Winter told TheWrap. “I never even thought to ask him because he’s so unbelievably busy. That was his fourth movie in a row and I believe he was going to take some time off, so that wasn’t even a possibility. But God, if he would ever do it? I obviously would welcome that. We got Martin Scorsese to do it. Why not?”
Winter added, “Whatever you can do to get that happen, I would welcome the help.”
I feel like I should watch this show, “Boardwalk Empire,” because it includes so many of my favorite things. But I just haven’t gotten the motivation, yet. However, it apparently is doing very well as HBO has officially renewed the series for a 5th season. The news was announced by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Continue reading HBO Renews Boardwalk Empire for a Fifth Season