It’s been four long seasons on the boardwalk for Nucky Thompson and the folks at Boardwalk Empire. So far HBO has liked what it’s seen out of the Emmy award winning show and is ready to see if things can last for a fifth season. According to a report from Deadline, Boardwalk Empire has been renewed for a fifth season that will begin airing in 2014.
Just over two weeks after the Prohibition Era series’ Season 4 debut, HBO announced today that Boardwalk Empire will be back for fifth season … The Steve Buscemi starring series recently picked up 5 Emmy Awards this year, including an Outstanding Supporting Actor win for Bobby Cannavale. Those 5 wins were the most for any series this year.
It those Emmy nominations and the excellent ratings the show is pulling that has HBO excited for a fifth season. There’s also the fact that Breaking Bad won’t be around next season to line up in direct competition for the show in both Emmy awards and ratings battles.
All of this combined with the quality of the show still being high are motivating factors behind HBO bringing back their hit show for a fifth season. With True Blood ending, HBO needs a flagship show to ride alongside Game of Thrones and that seems to still be Boardwalk Empire.
No other information was given on the details of the renewal but anyone who survives the bloodbath of this season is likely going to be coming back in 2014.