HBO says 'Boardwalk Empire' will end after fifth season this fall
This publicity image released by HBO shows Bobby Cannavale from the series, "Boardwalk Empire." Cannavale was nominated for an Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a drama series on, Thursday July 18, 2013. (HBO, Macall B. Polay)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, January 9, 2014 9:31PM EST
PASADENA, Calif. -- HBO says its drama "Boardwalk Empire" will end after a fifth season this fall.
The series stars Steve Buscemi as "Nucky" Thompson, the backroom dealer of Prohibition-era Atlantic City. The show won five Emmy awards in September.
Creator Terry Winter said Thursday that the decision to end things came after a great deal of discussion with HBO and his creative team. He says he looks forward to bringing the series to a powerful and exciting conclusion.